Transport operators to press for fare hikes - Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Sitemap Contact Us FAQ Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Home Photos Member List Register Mark Forums Read  
Go Back Home > Personal Interests > Automobile Forum » Transport operators to press for fare hikes

Why aren't you a member of SGClub.com yet??

» Join 130,000+ other members in chatting.
» Make lots of new friends here.
» Keep up-to-date with current events.
» Participate in Club outings.
» Download lots of Free Stuff!

Registration just takes 2mins and is absolutely free so join our community today!

I Want to Choose my Own Personal Nickname Now!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 1st August 2008, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Account Suspended
richardsng_era will become famous soon enough

 
Posts: 1,860
Join Date: Feb 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Transport operators to press for fare hikes

http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2...ry_263389.html


SBS Transit and SMRT Corp are submitting applications for fare hikes later on Friday. As before, the fare adjustment is likely to hit commuters who pay in cash hardest.



Aug 1, 2008
Transport operators to press for fare hikes
But increase is expected to be smaller than last year's.
By Christopher Tan

TRANSPORT operators SBS Transit and SMRT Corp are submitting applications for fare hikes later on Friday, but insiders are not holding their breath for any measurable rise.

This is because the Public Transport Council (PTC) declared last month that fare adjustments this year were likely to be far smaller than last year's average 1.8 per cent increase.

PTC chairman Gerard Ee has said that keeping the rise 'below one per cent' was a distinct possibility.

This, in part, has to do with a 'redistribution' of fares, when commuters who make transfers during their journeys will pay less than they do today.

For the past several years, those who make transfers, for example, from train to bus or bus to train, or bus to bus, end up paying substantially more than those who take a direct service to their destination - even if the distances of both journeys are the same.

The Government has decided that fares should be purely distance-based. With this, those who need to make transfers will pay less when the new fares kick in on Oct 1.

But those who enjoy direct services are likely to foot the bulk of the fare adjustment.

Four in 10 commuters today make at least one transfer a day. While their journeys involving transfers will cost less from October, they are likely to pay more for other trips.

As before, the fare adjustment is likely to hit commuters who pay in cash hardest.

But on the whole, the PTC has committed to keeping the average fare hike to one per cent or less.

Sponsors:
richardsng_era is offline  
Add to richardsng_era's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
shypineapple is a jewel in the roughshypineapple is a jewel in the rough

 
shypineapple's Avatar
 
Posts: 27,027
Join Date: Apr 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

oh great. JUST GREAT =.=''

__________________

I dream about you when I sleep.
shypineapple is offline   Add to shypineapple's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 12:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
sky1234 will become famous soon enough

 
sky1234's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,984
Join Date: Jul 2007
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

Already know a few month ago. We will be surprise if they decrease the fares. But this will never, never, never. never happened.


Last edited by sky1234; 1st August 2008 at 12:52 PM.
sky1234 is offline   Add to sky1234's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
larrenV2.003 has a spectacular aura about

 
larrenV2.003's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,074
Join Date: Mar 2007
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

F*** them lah they are no different from durai's concept

__________________
Do what wall street does, not what it says, to make money in the market.
larrenV2.003 is offline   Add to larrenV2.003's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
Addicted SGClubber
albert_sy2 is on a distinguished road

 
albert_sy2's Avatar
 
Posts: 829
Join Date: Feb 2008
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

NO IMPROVEMENT IN SERVICE TOO!

albert_sy2 is offline   Add to albert_sy2's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 01:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
Addicted SGClubber
stvlai83 is on a distinguished road

 
stvlai83's Avatar
 
Posts: 908
Join Date: Feb 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

last time is taxi fare be raise, now buses and MRT!!!!!......

__________________

Friends For Ever
stvlai83 is offline   Add to stvlai83's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 02:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
Cool SGClubber
Kennie is on a distinguished road

 
Posts: 254
Join Date: May 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

helloooo raymond lim... are u reading this?

Kennie is offline   Add to Kennie's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 02:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
shypineapple is a jewel in the roughshypineapple is a jewel in the rough

 
shypineapple's Avatar
 
Posts: 27,027
Join Date: Apr 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

Originally Posted by Kennie View Post
helloooo raymond lim... are u reading this?
who is raymond lim? o.o

__________________

I dream about you when I sleep.
shypineapple is offline   Add to shypineapple's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 02:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
Addicted SGClubber
J0k3r is on a distinguished road

 
J0k3r's Avatar
 
Posts: 454
Join Date: Jul 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

increase increase increase....zzzzzzzz...

__________________
Just when they think they have all the answers...........
I change the questions.
J0k3r is offline   Add to J0k3r's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 03:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
Addicted SGClubber
joey_vodka is on a distinguished road

 
joey_vodka's Avatar
 
Posts: 561
Join Date: Apr 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

everything also increase just so that their profit margin wont be affected.

Prices increase, service still as bad. wth.

what to do. nothing that we can do! hmpf. we can only whine n whine .. =[

__________________
i dont really care. u can just shuddup.
joey_vodka is offline   Add to joey_vodka's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 03:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
Addicted SGClubber
mitsui1031 is on a distinguished road

 
mitsui1031's Avatar
 
Posts: 316
Join Date: Jan 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes


Increase again?!
Pay is nv going up...
wallet is getting thinner and thinner by the day...
stupid or wat

__________________

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-Bernard Williams
mitsui1031 is offline   Add to mitsui1031's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 03:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
SkateBoardG
Guest

 
Posts: n/a

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

i wont be surprise if 1 day fare will be like.. $2 per person. LOL!! Singapore is now the 3rd most expensive country!

Increase here and there but salary NEVER INCREASE!!!

  Add to SkateBoardG's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 03:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
Addicted SGClubber
albert_sy2 is on a distinguished road

 
albert_sy2's Avatar
 
Posts: 829
Join Date: Feb 2008
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

at least they should show some kind of improvement somewhere to justify the increase.

trains are more jam-packed!
bus drivers more rude!
mrt stations get flooded!
NEL stations still closed!

albert_sy2 is offline   Add to albert_sy2's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2008, 04:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
Cool SGClubber
Kennie is on a distinguished road

 
Posts: 254
Join Date: May 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

Originally Posted by shypineapple View Post
who is raymond lim? o.o
our beloved transport minister... the cause of my fast depleting cash card

Kennie is offline   Add to Kennie's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2008, 12:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
Beanman has a spectacular aura about

 
Beanman's Avatar
 
Posts: 13,347
Join Date: Jun 2008
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

rise oso dun affect me as they sae students nvr kena.

Beanman is offline   Add to Beanman's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2008, 12:43 AM   #16 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
shypineapple is a jewel in the roughshypineapple is a jewel in the rough

 
shypineapple's Avatar
 
Posts: 27,027
Join Date: Apr 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

Originally Posted by SkateBoardG View Post
i wont be surprise if 1 day fare will be like.. $2 per person. LOL!! Singapore is now the 3rd most expensive country!

Increase here and there but salary NEVER INCREASE!!!
are you sure about that?
i guess you forgotten about London,Berlin,Rome. -.-
ROFL zzz

__________________

I dream about you when I sleep.
shypineapple is offline   Add to shypineapple's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2008, 03:01 AM   #17 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
GeneKoh will become famous soon enough

 
GeneKoh's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,177
Join Date: Dec 2006
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

Originally Posted by shypineapple View Post
are you sure about that?
i guess you forgotten about London,Berlin,Rome. -.-
ROFL zzz
Actually, we shouldn't just measure plain costs... London, Berlin and Rome may cost more, but they also make more than us...

GeneKoh is offline   Add to GeneKoh's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2008, 11:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
Beanman has a spectacular aura about

 
Beanman's Avatar
 
Posts: 13,347
Join Date: Jun 2008
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

s'pore is so ex...ex...expensive.

Beanman is offline   Add to Beanman's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 01:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
Cool SGClubber
Zann is on a distinguished road

 
Zann's Avatar
 
Posts: 89
Join Date: Mar 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

In Singapore everything increase increase increase....
But our pay did'nt increase ....

Zann is offline   Add to Zann's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 01:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
Moz
Addicted SGClubber
Moz is on a distinguished road

 
Moz's Avatar
 
Posts: 716
Join Date: May 2008
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gender:

Re: Transport operators to press for fare hikes

AHHHH..... .. my blood pressure increasing lol =p

Moz is offline   Add to Moz's Reputation Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New formula for public transport fare revision to be out this week Voodoo Vince International & Singapore News 50 16th July 2008 09:04 PM
Transport operators on notice to step up service angelican16 International & Singapore News 4 8th March 2008 09:06 PM
Transport minister announces major changes in land transport Voodoo Vince International & Singapore News 12 27th January 2008 03:38 PM
Transport Ministry to review concession-fare hours yvonnetan782 International & Singapore News 0 20th September 2007 12:37 PM
School transport body issues new fare cards for private bus operators violette International & Singapore News 1 30th December 2006 11:52 AM

» Sponsors
Watch Free Movies Online
Celebrity Gossip
Food Delivery

» Facebook Fans
» What's Going On?
Title, Username, & Date
Repost comment.
Stupid court of appeal gives red light running driver who hit pedestrian 15% discount
Mum's Kitchen Catering and Cherish Delights get licences suspended after nearly 40 people...
[PMD-pedestrian rules] Singapore Court judges are high handed and biased or court rep
Post anything random on this thread.
Ritter Sport chocolate recalled due to undeclared allergen
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
I really hate my mother!!!
Transcend RDF9K2 All-in-One Card Reader
Transcend ESD250C, a portable SSD that’s super classy
How PAP exploited racial differences to impose FASCIST rule over Singapore.
Up to S$7250 of government $ misused for buying each vote in Singapore?
Funky Fields organic vegan spreadable recalled due to 'undisclosed allergen'
100 hawksbill turtles released into the sea after rare hatching on Sentosa
Inspirational Songs
MOH, SFA investigating after 18 typhoid fever cases in 3 weeks
By militarily invading Hong Kong, Xi Jingping is setting in motion, the wheels of nuc
Deng XiaoPing original vision for HKG- China reunification was for the two to unite a
HSA warns against three products
Warning : Blacklist buyer/adopter Alert
Featured Photos
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by pdsubbu
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by Vikas Dhar
· · ·
Photography
35 photos
36 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Girl Photos
4351 photos
28607 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4351 photos
28607 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4351 photos
28607 comments

 

All times are GMT +8. The time now is 04:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright© 2004-2013 SGClub.com. All rights reserved.