Why stop off-peak pass?

Senior citizens used to enjoy the $40 monthly concession MRT/bus passes, for travel during off-peak hours.

But it was discontinued late last year. Now senior citizens are forced to purchase the $60 concession passes.

What is the rationale behind the move to stop issuing off-peak passes? Are the authorities trying to save cost by cutting off this small luxury to senior citizens?

David Kwok Ng Kan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2018, with the headline 'Why stop off-peak pass?'. Print Edition | Subscribe