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With the news that the Fare Review Mechanism Committee (FRMC) has completed its report, all eyes will now be on the Ministry of Transport (MOT), and its minister, Mr Lui Tuck Yew.
The perennial bugbear of fare increases will feature again as MOT gives its view on the FRMC report in about a week’s time.
The commuting public will await to see if Mr Lui will announce any fare hikes to the public transportation system. The word is that indeed there will be an increase, given recent remarks by Mr Lui himself.
In March last year, he announced in Parliament that the government was injecting S$1.1 billion to help the public transport operators (PTOs) meet the costs of purchasing 800 news buses and theRead More »from COMMENT: Lui Tuck Yew in the hot seat again