05 Aug '11, 1pm

"Users don't mind fare rise if service quality goes up" HAHAHA not gonna get fooled again

"Users don't mind fare rise if service quality goes up" HAHAHA not gonna get fooled again

SINGAPORE: Some public transport commuters say they do not mind fare increases so long as the quality of service goes up. But in addition to pricing tweaks, observers say that in the long term, authorities can manage travel demand better by influencing commuter behaviour while increasing capacity on buses and trains. Public transport fares will increase from 8 October. Overall, 85 per cent of commuters will see an average increase of 15 cents in fares per week, said the Public Transport Council (PTC). The rise in fares comes at a time when Singapore is facing high inflation and amid fears the world could be heading towards another recession following the 2008 financial crisis. Some commuters will no doubt feel the pinch more than others, but they will get a little help. Authorities and the public transport operators have set aside S$4 million in vouchers to help low-income...

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