Public transport fares to increase by 10-11 cents in December; vouchers available to support low-income families

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Janella Ching

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Published: 19 September 2023, 6:08 PM

Public transport fares are set to increase by up 10 to 11 cents from Dec 23, announced the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Monday (Sep 18). 

This comes after the 2023 Fare Review Exercise, for which the PTC announced an overall fare increase of about 7 per cent. The maximum allowable fare adjustment quantum was 22.6 per cent, with the remaining hike deferred to future fare reviews. 

Those on concession will see an increase of 4-5 cents for their fares in December. 

More details about the fare hike can be found below:




Support for those with lower incomes

To ease the load of the fare hike on lower-income groups, Public Transport Vouchers (PTVs) worth $50 each will be made available for Households with a monthly income of not more than $1,600. 

Families who received the vouchers in last year’s PTV Exercise and continue to meet the eligibility criteria will automatically receive a PTV notification letter, and need not submit a new application.

For first-time applicants however, they can apply for PTVs online or in person at their local Community Centres/Clubs (CCs). 

Upon receiving their PTV notification letter, households can follow the instructions on the letter to redeem their voucher via the SimplyGo app or at any SimplyGo Kiosks, Top-Up Kiosks, Assisted Service Kiosks, SimplyGo Ticket Offices or SimplyGo Ticketing Service Centres from Dec 27 onwards.

The PTVs can be used to top up fare cards and purchase monthly concession passes.

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