05 Aug '11, 10am

People with disabilities appeal to PTC for public transport subsidy

People with disabilities appeal to PTC for public transport subsidy

Mr Gerard Ee Chariman Public Transport Council Dear Mr Ee Although the fare adjustment would be another added burden for the people with disability, we welcome the news that now concession hours for the elderly is extended to the full-day, throughout the week. Once again, we write to you to appeal for subsidy of fares for people with disabilities on public transportation. Not all people with disabilities are children, students or senior citizens, to enjoy the subsidy given to these by the public transport operators. The various other help schemes highlighted by you in your letter dated 7 December 2009, has limitations of scope and capacity, and besides the assorted constituency-based targeted financial help, all the other schemes do not address the need for public transportation for the people with disabilities to be subsidised. As for the constituency-based targeted finan...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/08/people-with-disabilit...

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