11 Jul '11, 11am

Transport operators seek fare increases

Public transport operators SBS Transit and SMRT have submitted applications to increase buses and subway fares due to rising costs. -- PHOTO: ZAOBAO COMMUTERS should brace themselves for a possible hike in bus and train fares. Public transport operators SBS Transit and SMRT Corp have both applied to the Public Transport Council (PTC) for a fare increase that will work out to a 2.8 per cent rise in total fares collected. If the Government-appointed watchdog tasked with regulating public transport fares approves their request, it will be the single biggest fare hike to hit commuters in recent years. Observers say it is difficult to quantify how much more a typical bus or train ride will cost, since the 2.8 per cent refers to the quantum rise in total fares collected. For a fair idea, however, it can be noted that a 0.7 per cent rise in 2008 raised ez-link fares by four cents...

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