12 Jul '11, 3am

Why are #publictransport #fares on the rise, when buses and trains are so packed? #mrt

Why are #publictransport #fares on the rise, when buses and trains are so packed? #mrt

Commuters will face the largest public transport fare increase in years, if the Public Transport Council (PTC) approves SBS Transit and SMRT Corp's latest hikes. Concerned STOMPers have weighed in with their opinions. Both public transport operators have applied to the PTC for a fare increase amounting to a 2.8% increase in the fares collected. New buses to renew aging bus fleets, rising fuel prices and manpower costs were among the reasons provided to justify the hike. In response, PTC Chairman Mr Gerard Ee says that the council will take two months to deliberate, and their decision will come by early September at the earliest. The announcement drew responses from concerned Singaporeans like Yong Jin , Joey , Oliver, Yanzzz and Jinhui , who wrote in with their views. STOMPer Yong Jin gives his take, and proposes his solution: "Singaporeans do not mind paying for a transpo...

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