Red or green? Colour for new buses out next month

The results of a public poll to choose between red and green for the new colour of public buses will be made known during the LTA's Bus Carnival next month.
The results of a public poll to choose between red and green for the new colour of public buses will be made known during the LTA's Bus Carnival next month. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Bright red or lush green?

The new colour of public buses here will be unveiled on March 11, the first day of the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) inaugural Bus Carnival, after a public poll to choose between the two colours.

Besides the announcement on the colour for buses under the new government contracting model, there will be an exhibition on the history of the bus industry in Singapore at the carnival.

The public will have the chance to view a vintage bus from the 1960s as well as other bus memorabilia such as old bus tickets and bus guides.

A bus simulator will also be on hand, giving visitors a chance to experience how a bus captain manoeuvres a bus through traffic.

LTA will also give the public a look at new initiatives to be introduced, such as e-paper displays for bus arrival information and new apps for commuters.

There will also be other games and family activities at the carnival.

The Bus Carnival will be held over three weekends at three different locations.

It will be held at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza between March 11 and 13, the outdoor plaza at VivoCity between March 25 and 27, and at the HDB Hub in Toa Payoh between April 1 and 3. The carnival will be held between 11am and 8pm, except on March 11 when it will be open from noon to 8pm.

Visitors can check for updates on activities and performances on the LTA's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WeKeepYourWorldMoving

Zhaki Abdullah

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2016, with the headline 'Red or green? Colour for new buses out next month'. Print Edition | Subscribe