Pay more for public transport soon?

Speaking in Parliament, PAP Transport Minister and official story-teller, Khaw Boon Wan said that the upcoming fare formula revision would need to factor in the increasing burden on the government (under the disguised term of “taxpayers”) in injecting subsidies into the public transport system.

Touching on the new bus contracting model for instance, Khaw said that: “We pay bus operators a fee to run the bus services. Although fare revenue goes to the Government, it is not enough to cover operating costs.”

The new rail financing model, he reminded, would also lead to at least $4b spending over the next 5 years. Khaw’s comments point to the likelihood of commuters having to pay more to take trains and buses, adding to the burden of the average S’porean who has already expecting a 30% hike in water prices which would no doubt lead to prices in prices of goods across the board.

 

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22 Responses to “Pay more for public transport soon?”

  • DavidLKSee:

    PAP-inspired Political Jokes:

    SG = Screwed-up Gabra-men [not Singapore Govt]
    BUG = Bloody Useless Govt [not Influenza flu bug]
    MSG = Money-Sucking Govt [not Mono Sodium Glutamate]

    TCM = Talk-Cock Minister [not Traditional Chinese Medicine]

    MRT = More Road Tax
    ERP = Everyday Rob People

    COE = “See Hor Yee” [Hokkien for "Pay And Pay until DIE STANDING"]
    GST = “Gasak Sampai Teruk” [Malay for "Pay And Pay until DROP DEAD"]

    PAP = PAY And PAY
    PAP = POOR Also PAY
    PAP = “Pien Ah Pek” [Hokkien for "Bullshit the Old Folks no need to withdraw CPF so early]

    PAP = Papa Anak Parti [Malay for "Father & Son Party"]
    PAP = Papa ALWAYS Paranoid [How VERY VERY True !!!]

    Papa’s favourite karaoke song: “MY WAY” by Frank Sinatra.
    Anak’s favourite karaoke song” “MONEY, MONEY, MONEY” by ABBA.
    Anak’s favourite hawker food: “Mee Siam MAI HUM” (Mee Siam WITHOUT COCKLES??? WTF!!!)
    Anak’s favourite Election Manifesto: “BUY Votes, FIX Opposition”

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  • Meritocracy in SG:

    Surprisingly despite the trains are in a mess for so long, Harakiri Khaw is telling stories and speaking loudly! DuirgLKY’s time who is noted for intolerance of incompetence,KBW could be kicked out a long time ago and Sinkies could be spared the cock and bull stories he dished out every now and then.SMRT and SBS keep reporting hefty profits year in and year out and the CEOs like DK are getting millions every year! How could this be possible, trains break down almost every week, and you would be expecting that the two operators ake losses, right?
    The other thing is why KBWmakes announcement on impending fares increase before the PTC convenes to discuss the fares? Isthe PTC independent? If not they might as well scrap it to save costs and spend the money to offset the water increase! We have a G which keep upping the cost of living by increasing so many charges in a short period of time, parking,gas electricity ,water SC$ C , water…… are they unsympathetic , uncaring never take into consideration so many citizens are out of job currently? Wonder how many would have to move to sleep on the beaches, parks and void decks ! Hope the 70% can wake up to see how they have made their fellow 30% fellow citizens suffer , you 70% have given them the mandate to increase everything to make up for the loss in revenue under the current poor economy! And the G have planned the increases in good time 3 years before thenext GE, by which timeSinkies would forget what they have done and continue to vote for them! BTW don’t expect the WP MPs to speak up if there are going to be train and bus fare increase, they are waiting for the Pm to heap praises on them for supporting the PAP’s policies!

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  • N.Jungne:

    Don’t forget for every disruption or breakdowns, we are paying too.za

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  • My SMRT Shares!:

    Can someone advise me what is going on?

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  • opposition dude:

    Well, the PAP isn’t so kind hearted to give us 2 years of discounted transport fares. Just wait for the official announcement of a fare hike by June or so, you know it’s coming.

    Recession? What recession? Water costs 30% more soon along with S&CC. You think these buffoons care about you ah? You believe them during election campaign when they say all sorts of nice things about looking after us, moving together, no one will be left behind and all that sweet nothings ah?

    Only 70% dafts will believe them lah. Unfortunately 70% is the majority so LL suck thumb for the next few years.

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  • Costs down:

    Keep the ride costs down and not up.
    Reduce all waste…..Increase productivity…
    Not easy way out by increasing price…

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  • Perspective:

    Don’t SGPs already know the pattern? After every GE victory come the price hikes; by the next GE, the people get used to the pain or they forget after listening to all the election promises. This pattern of behavioral conditioning has gone on for so many elections.

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  • BuyMeBakKutTeh:

    Please continue to vote Pap!

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  • That Chee Hong:

    Come rain or shone, hell or high waters, whatever the hikes implemented sinkies will dare not protest.
    They swallow everything wholesale, hook line sinker,wholesale.

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  • That Chee Hong:

    Come rain or shine, hell or high waters, whatever the hikes implemented sinkies will dare not protest.
    They swallow everything wholesale, hook line sinker,wholesale.

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  • Go easy my zbuy:

    There is a shipping service that buys or ships for you in sg for good purchased online overseas.

    Recently, they want more profit and try to deter customers from using their cheaper service to switch to their premium service by creating issues with their shipments.

    They monopolised singapore market.
    And so has the power to force customers to pay more for their service .

    For years there are not much issues in their shipping service for customers who BUY THEMSELVES online.
    Nowadays, they want higher profit so, they forcing these customers to use their premium service where on paper they BUY FOR their customers and do some simple checks to justify the premium. Its like protection money. An excuse to squeeze money from customers.

    In short, they know they monopolised the market and customers have NO CHOICE.

    But whats unethical is they artificially create these shipping issues to piss customers off to JUSTIFYtheir closing of the ship for them services.

    Very dishonest and greedy pigs like some bloodsucking garments.

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  • Homeless Cat:

    I hope this does not happen.

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  • KNN:

    SHIOK!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! MORE INCREASES PLEASE!!!! WHERE’S YOUR FUCKING GST INCREASE?!?!? QUICK INCREASE TO 20%!!!!
    ALL YOU FUCKING SINKIES!!! YOU FUCKING DESERVE IT!!! YOU SHOULD KOWTOW & LICK PAPPIES BALLS FOR FULFILLING YOUR WISHES!!! HAHAHA!!!

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  • Chao ZBuy:

    Go easy my zbuy:
    There is a shipping service that buys or ships for you in sg for good purchased online overseas.

    Recently, they want more profit and try to deter customers from using their cheaper service to switch to their premium service by creating issues with their shipments.

    They monopolised singapore market.
    And so has the power to force customers to pay more for their service .

    For years there are not much issues in their shipping service for customers who BUY THEMSELVES online.
    Nowadays, they want higher profit so, they forcing these customers to use their premium service where on paper they BUY FOR their customers and do some simple checks to justify the premium. Its like protection money. An excuse to squeeze money from customers.

    In short, they know they monopolised the market and customers have NO CHOICE.

    But whats unethical is they artificially create these shipping issues to piss customers off to JUSTIFYtheir closing of the ship for them services.

    Very dishonest and greedy pigs like some bloodsucking garments.

    File a complain to CASE and then send letter to TRE or TOC for public dissemination to pressure CASE.
    Never do this in silence.
    Let the world know what is happening. Send all evidence in screenshots,
    All data needs to be preserved for at least 7 years by law.
    They cannot suka suka delete.

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  • LIONS:

    Well,like NEW WATER INDRASTRUTURAL NEEDS to prepare for more ALIENS ,they also need to COLLECT MORE NONEY for future transportation infrastrutural needs?
    Soon,they will up MEDICAL FEES as well to build new hospitals etc.
    Then,they will up school fees more.
    Then,NTUC FAIRPRICE will up prices.
    Even SINGAPORE POOLS up prices.

    This govt will CONtinue LKY’s COLLECT MORE MONEY from poor sgs policy as WHATS WRONG with that?!

    70 pct voted for this,yeh?

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  • Donald J Trump:

    Rise in transport cost is expected

    Water price up
    Gas price up
    Electricity price up
    Carbon Tax up cars pay 20K
    Season Parking up
    Coffee price up
    Hair cut price up
    Foreign Worker levy up
    Food prices going up, drink prices going up, transport prices going up
    Food price up Nasi Lemark at Clementi, at Bedok selling $8.00 per plate?

    ROI down selling clothes $2.00 price list

    Here is the
    Condominium all sold out?

    Who are the buyers?
    Foreigner investors
    1) they believe our population is going to increase
    2) they believe more foreign workers will rent flats
    3) they believe flat valuation will go up
    4) they believe local wages are going up, they will upgrade their flats

    Well, that is true in the past
    Workers levy is up, the rental markets is slowing down
    Our population grow is put on hold
    The flat appreciation returns is low & slow down greatly
    Bad economy, job insecurity, salary freeze many will not buy or upgrade

    Eventually the Foriegn Buyers will know Buisness NOT as usual
    They will invest in robots & technology

    You cannot blame the Govt. All the developed countries are having the same problems

    Graduate take longer time to find jobs
    More SME companies will go bankrupt (SME is the biggest employer)
    Retrenched workers taking a longer time to find jobs (2 years or years is the normal waiting time)
    Older workers need money to suvive versus Young need jobs to start a family
    This will be the trend, cannot be help
    More jobs will be remove & replaced by robots, this cannot be help
    This is the world trend

    This cannot be help, cannot be avoided, it is happening all over the world

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  • Main issues:

    Main issues is the MRT rides are really jammed packed during peak hours.
    Need to improved the situation fast….
    Maybe we should reduce the population here…Reduce FTs not increased!!

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  • Neo:

    Pay more to MAKE IT MORE AFFORDABLE.

    Not I say one. Cow say one hahahahaha….

    Best part is the DAFT LESSER MORTALS BELIEVES.

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  • Dafts Will Be Dafts:

    My SMRT Shares!:
    Can someone advise me what is going on?

    PAP won the election, now they are screwing you left and right.
    You must be sleeping all these while.

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  • Authoritarian Artificiality:

    Guess who is really funding or subsidising the PGP and concessionary farecards?

    Its the people.
    Every cent is taken from the people.

    To be more exact, the younger generation is payingfor all these.

    But elderlies thank their lucky stars.
    How ungrateful!

    So,i fear whenever subsidies are mentioned.

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  • Public Bus and MRT Fare:

    60 years old and ALL those on wheelchair: FIX at 60 cents per journey

    70 and older: FREE

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  • solaris8899:

    have fully lost confidence and support to our papa
    u build the infrastructure but we pay for the cost
    and also pay for your super high salary..

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