21 Oct '11, 1pm

Bus companies fined for not meeting service standards

The Public Transport Council (PTC) has fined SBS Transit and SMRT Buses $700 and $300 respectively, for not meeting the Quality of Service, or QoS, standards set for basic bus services. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Lin Wenjian The Public Transport Council (PTC) has fined SBS Transit and SMRT Buses $700 and $300 respectively, for not meeting the Quality of Service, or QoS, standards set for basic bus services In a statement released on Friday, the PTC said that its latest review of public transport operators, conducted from Dec 1 last year to May 31 this year, showed that the two companies have failed to make the grade in two areas: reliability and loading. Checks by the PTC over the six-month period showed that both SBS Transit and SMRT Buses had, on some occasions, failed to ensure their buses leave interchanges and terminals not more than five minutes from the sch...

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