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Affordability a concern for public transport commuters

Published on Nov 26, 2012 12:31 PM
Ngee Ann Polytechnic students boarding the bus outside their campus on Clementi Road on 8 Aug 2011. -- ST PHOTO : KEVIN LIM

Commuters have expressed concerns about the affordability of public transport, said chairman of the Fare Review Mechanism Committee Richard Magnus.

The committee has held discussions with two groups of commuters including students, homemakers, working adults, union leaders and senior citizens.

Mr Magnus, in a blog post on Monday, said that most commuters felt that public transport fares are generally affordable to the average Singaporean.

However, they raised concerns that fare increases have an uneven impact on different groups of Singaporeans, especially on the low income.

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