Friday, August 05, 2011

Increase in Transport Fares

Reply to Shin Min paper


My view about public transport fares is contained in this statement

I regret that the Public Transport Council has given approval for the fare increases at this time, while service levels have not yet been improved. I hope that the operators will follow through with the improvement in service for commuters by increasing the capacity of the bus and trains and provide shorter waiting and travelling times and more comfort for commuters.

I also hope that the public transport operators to give more concessions to the elderly, school children and the poor.

2 comments:

Hiei said...

Both SMRT and Comfort Delgro are listed companies. It is funny that listed firms cannot decide on the pricing to charge for their products, but must seek approval from the govt. Might as well de-list these 2 firms.

Lye Khuen Way said...

I have trouble equating 1% Increase with '2 cents increase per trip' , as I have not paid $2 for any MRT trip so far ! Anyone care to educate me ?

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