Transport Ministry: Bus Fares will Increase with New Contracting Model

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has said that bus fares will increase with the implementation of the new contracting model.

He said that the improvements from supposed raised service standards cannot be sustained without fare hikes.

Mr Khaw added that the Public Transport Council will ensure that fares remain affordable.

The bus contracting model will take effect on Thursday.

Under this model, the government will own all operating assets, while bus operators lease the assets.

These operators will be paid by the Land Transport Authority for providing bus services and the fare revenue will be collected by the government.



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