Bus, train fares to rise by 7%: Poly students welcome extension of travel fare concessions

The new measure will be financially viable to implement as trips taken by the students form only a small percentage of all the trips taken daily, said Nanyang Technological University transport economist Michael Li.
The new measure will be financially viable to implement as trips taken by the students form only a small percentage of all the trips taken daily, said Nanyang Technological University transport economist Michael Li.ST PHOTO: LIM YAO HUI

The extension of student concessionary fares to polytechnic and other diploma students will particularly benefit those who do not travel enough to justify getting a monthly concession pass, said students who welcomed the move.

Nanyang Polytechnic student Shanon Koh, 20, who is pursuing a diploma in biologics and process technology, said: "Currently, we have to opt for either the monthly concession or pay adult fees, which are very expensive for frequent commuters like us, especially since we are yet to become working adults."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2019, with the headline 'Poly students welcome extension of travel fare concessions'. Print Edition | Subscribe