13 Jul '11, 3am

S'pore commuters continue to highlight poor service in face of proposed fare hike #smrt #sbstransit

S'pore commuters continue to highlight poor service in face of proposed fare hike #smrt #sbstransit

Commuters in Singapore continue to share their transport woes and point out lapses in service , in the face of fare hikes proposed by SMRT and SBS Transit. The proposed 2.8% increase, if approved by the Public Transport Council (PTC), will be the largest hike in years. According to the two public transport operators, renewal of aging bus fleets, rising fuel prices and manpower costs were some of the reasons for the proposed fare increase. PTC Chairman Mr Gerard Ee said that the council will take two months to deliberate, and their decision will come by early September at the earliest. STOMPer Colin Lai expresses his disappointment with the crowded situation at Bishan station this morning: "See for yourself! It's madness at Bishan MRT. With piles of packed bodies squeezing to get on the trains. "I'm really disappointed." STOMPer Mama and Kajne was also among the commuters w...

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