SINGAPORE - In a bid to get more commuters to travel outside the peak hours, the Government is launching a new off-peak monthly travel pass from July 5.
For $80 a month, commuters will get unlimited travel on buses and trains during off-peak hours on weekdays, and throughout the day on weekends and public holidays.
Off-peak hours on the weekdays are any period outside of the morning peak period from 6.30am to 9am and the evening rush hours of 5pm to 7.30pm.
The two-year pilot scheme is expected to benefit around 40,000 commuters, the Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday.
The trial will be funded by the Government at an estimated cost of $10 million a year.
Persons with disabilities and senior citizens can also purchase the off-peak travel pass for $40 a month.
Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the scheme.