New bus contracting model will provide better service to commuters: Lui
Published on May 21, 2014 6:22 PM
SINGAPORE - The Government's move to restructure bus operations here and adopt a contracting model will allow it to serve commuters better, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.
It will enable the authorities to "respond more speedily to changes in ridership patterns and commuter needs and provide a better service to commuters," he said in a post on Facebook on Wednesday evening.
More bus operators, including foreign companies, can enter the Singapore market and raise the level of competition, he said. But Mr Lui acknowledged that there will have to be adjustments and the industry and commuters could face "transitional issues".
"We will pay careful attention during implementation to minimise inconvenience to commuters," he said, adding that the welfare and interests of bus workers are also a priority.
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