More households can apply for $30 Public Transport Vouchers from Jan 10
The vouchers can be used to top up fare cards or buy monthly concession passes.
A total of 600,000 Public Transport Vouchers (PTV) have been set aside for households financially affected by COVID-19 to help them cope with the recent fare adjustment which took place on Dec 26, 2021.
The PTVs, valued at $30 each, were announced by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) on Jan 3. They can be used to top up fare cards or buy monthly concession passes.
Households with monthly household income per person of not more than $1,600 are eligible to apply for the vouchers. The previous PTV exercise in 2019 was only eligible to household income per person of not more than $1,200.
The adjustments to income per person has made this the largest number of PTVs ever provided to households.
Households who have received the vouchers in the 2019 PTV exercise are not required to apply as they will automatically receive the vouchers in their letter box.
Households new to the PTV exercise and are eligible can apply for their vouchers in person at nearby community centres from Feb 14. Alternatively, applications online can be made from Jan 10. Applications will close on Oct 31.
Successful applicants will be given instructions on how to redeem their vouchers. All vouchers must be redeemed by Mar 31, 2023.