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For a viable, sustainable public transport system, look beyond fare formula

To be clear, public transport is rarely financially sustainable without public subsidies, the writer says. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - The way bus and train fare adjustments are calculated will change next year, in a periodic review undertaken by the Public Transport Council (PTC).

As always, the PTC - a fare review body appointed by the Transport Ministry - says it will strike a balance between fare affordability and the financial sustainability of transport operators.

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