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SBS Transit and SMRT welcome new bus system

Published on May 22, 2014 9:08 AM
Both SBS Transit and SMRT bus operators have welcomed the new contracting model. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

Both current public bus operators have welcomed the new contracting model.

SBS Transit said it is a more sustainable option but added that the "paradigm shift" would have a major impact.

It said it is prepared for the challenge and will tap sister companies in London and Sydney, which operate under a similar model. SBS Transit chief executive Gan Juay Kiat said: "This is one of the most significant developments in the local bus industry in recent times. We look forward to working closely with the authorities as we transit into the new operating environment."

SMRT spokesman Alina Boey said: "We are geared up to participate in the competitive tendering exercise."

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