0.7% increase in overall fares, still dare to say "With the increase of the fare rebate, public transport operators will forego $30 million in revenue annually" , with more people taking public transport nowaday, the operators should earn more. The recent fall in oil price should benefit them also. And where are the improvement in services and frequency? Alhough MRT peak hour service may improve a little bit, but more MRT frequency during lunch time is not what most people want.
Basic trip from $0.67 to $0.71, so there's a 6% increase, although the rebate have increase from $0.25 to $0.40. So, it's good and fairer for people who transit a lot only.
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