Lush Green is the colour of new public buses in Singapore

People getting a look at the new green bus at the Bus Carnival at Ngee Ann Civic Plaza on March 11, 2016.
People getting a look at the new green bus at the Bus Carnival at Ngee Ann Civic Plaza on March 11, 2016.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Buses painted in the proposed red and green for the fleet seen here at the Joo Koon Integrated Transport Hub.
Buses painted in the proposed red and green for the fleet seen here at the Joo Koon Integrated Transport Hub.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Visitors taking a look inside Bus A, one of the concept double-decker buses.
Visitors taking a look inside Bus A, one of the concept double-decker buses. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The new priority seats design on Bus A, one of the concept double-decker buses.
The new priority seats design on Bus A, one of the concept double-decker buses. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The seats onboard Bus A, one of the concept double-decker buses.
The seats onboard Bus A, one of the concept double-decker buses. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
 USB charging ports seen in Bus B, one the concept double-decker buses.
USB charging ports seen in Bus B, one the concept double-decker buses. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The view of the upper deck on Bus B, one the concept double-decker buses.
The view of the upper deck on Bus B, one the concept double-decker buses. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The view of the upper deck on Bus A, one the concept double-decker buses.
The view of the upper deck on Bus A, one the concept double-decker buses. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Bus B, one the concept double-decker buses, has a driver fatigue system.
Bus B, one the concept double-decker buses, has a driver fatigue system. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE - Commuters can expect public buses with new green liveries to hit the road around the middle of this year.

The colour was unveiled on Friday (March 11) by Senior Minister of State for Transport Ng Chee Meng at the inaugural Bus Carnival at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.

Lush Green was chosen by a public poll held by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), narrowly beating the alternative Bright Red by 144 votes. More than 57,000 votes were cast in the month-long poll, which ended on Feb 5.

 
 

Two concept double-decker buses, both featuring three doors and two stairways, were also revealed on Friday.

New interior designs, such as USB charging ports, are likely to be rolled out by the end of this year, said LTA. The three-door buses may be introduced in late 2018, after designs are finalised.

The carnival, titled Our Bus Journey, marks the beginning of a move towards a bus contracting model where the Government will eventually own all public buses.

Looking back at the history of public transport in Singapore, the carnival also features exhibits such as a 1941 ticket machine and a refurbished 1960s public bus.

Bus enthusiasts will also have the chance to speak to bus captains and vehicle technicians at the event.

The roving carnival 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 at Toa Payoh between April 1 and 3.