22 Jul '11, 2pm

'No fare hike till service improves': Tan Kin Lian

'No fare hike till service improves': Tan Kin Lian

Presidential hopeful Tan Kin Lian wants the Public Transport Council (PTC) to delay fare hikes until transport operators improve the quality of service. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Tan Kin Lian wants the Public Transport Council (PTC) to delay fare hikes until transport operators improve the quality of service. He echoed public complaints about operators SBS Transit and SMRT. Members of the public have expressed unhappiness that the two operators are seeking to raise fares with no improvement in service. They have complained about crowded buses and trains, and unreliable service. Mr Tan wrote on his blog: 'I echo the views of the public and wish to ask the Public Transport Council to delay any fare increase until the public transport operators can provide more capacity and improve the standard of service, namely to provide a more comfortable ride with s...

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