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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

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The Public Transport Council (PTC) has approved a fare increase of 3.2 per cent on train and bus fares from April 6 this year.

 
Adult card fares for buses and trains will go up by 4 to 6 cents per journey. Senior citizens will pay 2 to 3 cents more per journey, while students pay 2 cents more.
 
Cash fares for train and adult bus rides will go up by 20 cents per trip, while senior citizen and student concessionary cash fares for bus rides will increase by 10 cents per trip.
 
Public transport fares were last adjusted in October 2011. The 2012 exercise was suspended to allow a Fare Review Mechanism Committee to come up with a new fare formula, which includes an energy component to reflect rising costs as well as more fare subsidies.
 
This latest round of exercise combines the 2013 exercise with that for 2012.
 
At a press conference on Thursday, PTC chairman Gerard Ee said the adjustment takes into account the 2012 fare cap of 4.5 per cent, and the 2013 fare cap of 2.1 per cent.
 
Clearly, 6.6 per cent in one go is very high, and so, to minimise the impact on commuters, it was obvious to us that we should just do part of the increase this year, and roll-over the rest,” said Mr Ee. Hence, the balance of 3.4 per cent will be rolled over to the 2014 exercise.
 
He stressed that affordability was a key priority for the council, and the 3.2 per cent increase is “significantly lower than the expected average national wage increase for 2013”.
 
The national wage increase is likely to be close to 5 per cent, he said.
 
But he also said the council’s mandate was to “strike a balance between affordability of public transport fares and the sustainability of the public transport operators”.
 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:16 PM

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some commuters will be interviewed in tonight's news saying that increase is very little

 

they are very happy with the improvements in quality of public transportation despite the increase

 

 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:18 PM

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some commuters will be interviewed in tonight's news saying that increase is very little

 

they are very happy with the improvements in quality of public transportation despite the increase

 

 

 

That's the power of our controlled media. Listen ONLY to the right thing. [:|]



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

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wage raise higher than cost ... really?

anyway, i guess commuters already smart enough to see this coming

hence, this news did not come as a surprise and should be easily water down

 

He stressed that affordability was a key priority for the council, and the 3.2 per cent increase is “significantly lower than the expected average national wage increase for 2013”.
 
The national wage increase is likely to be close to 5 per cent, he said.

Edited by Wt_know, 16 January 2014 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

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CHANGES TO BUS/TRAIN FARES

New monthly unlimited travel pass for Adults and PRs - S$120

New monthly unlimited travel pass for Senior Citizens - S$60

Children below seven years old - FREE

Polytechnic students - same monthly concession pass prices as secondary, junior college and ITE students. Prices down by between 44 and 47 per cent

NSF - prices lowered to the same price as university students

Adult fares - up by 4 to 6 cents

Low-income workers - 15 per cent discount

Persons with disabilities - 25 per cent discount. Not have to pay additional fares for distances beyond 7.2 kilometres.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

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[furious]  [thumbsdown] .

Give you something free & take back so much more.

Their CFO damn powerful, sure got big AWS this year & next.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

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I cannot understand why the raise of fare includes senior citizen too.. Seriously.. hopeless..


Doesn't mean you drive a faster car, you can travel at 70kph on a clear lane 1 with a train of cars behind you...

 

that is what lane 2 is for..


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:26 PM

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:28 PM

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CHANGES TO BUS/TRAIN FARES

New monthly unlimited travel pass for Adults and PRs - S$120

New monthly unlimited travel pass for Senior Citizens - S$60

Children below seven years old - FREE

Polytechnic students - same monthly concession pass prices as secondary, junior college and ITE students. Prices down by between 44 and 47 per cent


 

 

Is the concession pass can be used across all transport companies? i was told that if you purchase SMRT concession, you can't use it on a Transit bus?  any one know?

 

the senior citizen unlimited pass apply on whole day or just non peak?


Edited by Jman888, 16 January 2014 - 05:29 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

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Boooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

(i cum here to make some noise [grin])


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

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Don't forget + 1.1 billion [grin]


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:35 PM

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"Children under the age of seven will also get to travel for free"

 

So no more height restriction liao



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

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can i say the F word? [grin]

 

i take bus to work and forth.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

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buy buses and trains use public money... still can increase fare... [thumbsdown]


"Children under the age of seven will also get to travel for free"

 

So no more height restriction liao

 

 

how to know the child is seven years and under??


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:44 PM

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how to know the child is seven years and under??

 

Maybe parents have to buy a special ezlink card for them which expires on their 7th birthday?
 



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:45 PM

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Can somebody please remind them they have collected 96.9 million from the last COE bidding.

 

Thats just one bidding session nia.

 

For the 1 whole year COE monies collection...........thats freaking hell a lot of $$$$$$$.

 

Still increase fares for fark.......should make public transport free lar!!!


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:49 PM

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

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Saw this just now on FB

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:56 PM

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Can somebody please remind them they have collected 96.9 million from the last COE bidding.
 
Thats just one bidding session nia.
 
For the 1 whole year COE monies collection...........thats freaking hell a lot of $$$$$$$.
 
Still increase fares for fark.......should make public transport free lar!!!

if free hor...i will confirm take mrt to work.....no care crowded or not. Sompah!
For the 96 million they collected its like a piggy bank....but oni PAPa can take! PAPa is lord of the house ok!

Saw this just now on FB
 
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

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The $120 adult unlimited pass is reasonable right ?


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