23 Feb '12, 4am

Would S'pore commuters bear the cost of more buses? - Yahoo! Singapore News (blog)

Would S'pore commuters bear the cost of more buses? - Yahoo! Singapore News (blog)

Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo and REACH chairman Amy Khor respond to questions posed … Members of the public couldn't help but ask after the government announced it would spend $1.1 billion to add hundreds of buses to run along Singapore's streets. Responding to several questions about this at a REACH dialogue on this year's budget on Wednesday evening, Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo explained that the government's aim was to improve service in public transport, which suffered a big blow in December when a series of train disruptions affected hundreds of thousands of commuters. In additional to the planned purchase of 800 more buses by the government and local transport firms, she said a rail extension or a new rail line would also be introduced each year leading up to 2016. Teo noted concerns that operation costs will...

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