SBS Transit parks two retired buses at special needs schools to support students’ development
The buses have a statutory lifespan of 17 years before they have to be scrapped or repurposed.
SBS Transit has parked two retired buses at St Andrew’s Autism School and Chao Yang Special School as part of its efforts to give back to the community.
The buses are intended to help the students familiarise themselves with boarding and alighting activities, which in turn will build their confidence in travelling safely and independently on public buses.
The initiative is also in line with SBS Transit’s sustainability efforts, as the two buses are part of a select few retired buses who have been repurposed instead of being scrapped.
There are also plans to park a third retired bus at a “major public/restructured hospital” soon, the local transport operator said in its Facebook post last Friday (Jun 10).
The retired bus will be utilised by the hospital’s occupational therapists to provide rehabilitation services. The patients will be guided to resume daily routines such as boarding a bus safely in a controlled environment.