I think they public transport companies have no grounds for increasing their fare.
For SBS aka Delgro now, what services they provide? In my opnion KNS, the buses they use are so old, kept recylcing old buses.
Few years back, I complaint about the lack of frequent buses during peak hours in my estate, only 1 bus service serving the whole estate which has a street that is about 5 km long, few thousand household. And every morning, my poor fellow residents have to squeeze like sardines on the bus.
I wrote to SBS, and they told me, they do not feel there is a need to increase the frequency as it is adequate. My foot! It will be faster to walk to the bus interchange from any corner in the estate then to wait for the bus, and this is what they called effciency. Faint.
The increase in operating cost may be hiring of security personnel and installation of CCTV that is capable of recording.
Ask our ministers to take the buses and public transport during peak hour to work, and let them tell us whether the fare hike is fair and reasonable.
there is no real competition, there may even be a merger, like what channel u and channel 8 is doing. I do not see the benefits of having 2 transport companies.
should let private bus owner to run their own express route during peak hours, to ferry those office workers to their office. more efficient, workers will have more time for family since they travel less time on the road, especially with the infrequent, always pack buses promoted by smrt and delgro.