Uber, Grab slow down public transport growth

Rail and bus rides inched upwards by 0.7 per cent to 7.264 million a day, up from 7.214 million the year before.
Rail and bus rides inched upwards by 0.7 per cent to 7.264 million a day, up from 7.214 million the year before. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE – Public transport ridership climbed for the 13th consecutive time during 2017 but the growth was the smallest on record, the Land Transport Authority revealed on Tuesday (Feb 27). 

Rail and bus rides inched upwards by 0.7 per cent to 7.264 million a day, up from 7.214 million the year before. In 2016, the growth was 4.6 per cent, and since 2005, the increases had averaged 5 per cent per annum.

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