03 Aug '11, 10am

LTA extends lifespan of older buses to improve service

LTA extends lifespan of older buses to improve service

In its continuing bid to improve public bus services, the Transport Ministry is extending the lifespan of some older buses plying the roads. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN IN ITS continuing bid to improve public bus services, the Transport Ministry is extending the lifespan of some older buses plying the roads. In a Facebook post on Wednesday evening, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said that this would add about 5 to 6 per cent to the fleet capacity until more new buses arrive. 'It is a more immediate measure which I'm confident will allow us to improve the current service levels in areas where they are most needed,' he wrote. He added that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and operators must ensure that the buses are road-worthy and safety is not compromised. Mr Lui also shared that he has asked LTA to complete a comprehensive review of bus Quality of Service standards by...

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