3/09/2009

Monitoring the transport fare increases

Can anyone provide the information on the number and amount of increases by the transport companies over the last 3 years? I am trying to get this info to keep track on how much have been added onto the fare prior to the generous deduction of 2c per trip which commuters are very grateful. Monitoring such increases is very important as it will keep track and a check on what the commuters are paying. More often than not, most tend to forget or ignore the increases as they were done in small bite sizes. Some don't even notice them, like me. I am going to put extra effort now on to follow this closely. I am waiting for a reply from the SMRT on my query.

4 comments:

Jaunty Jabber said...

SMRT should have the full data. Redbean, great move, I support your probing move to make queries seeking justification on the "hows" and "whys" on placement of fares for public transport.

We hope for transparency; however, do bear in mind that, at the most, we might get "calculated transparency".

Regards.

Matilah_Singapura said...

You will be paying more for most chargeable government services (forget this "fake privatisation" nonsense. It is nonsense. The govt still runs SMRT). Also "sin" taxes will increase: tobacco, alcohol and even increase gambling tax at the IR.

GST eventually reaches 10%? Quite possible.

redbean said...

i wrote in saying that my fare now is $1.49. please tell me when and how much were the increases over the last 3 years to this level.

the reply. the fare from a to b is $1.49. please refer to our website for information on fares between one station to another.

they refuse to reply to my simple query.

i simply can't believe that this is the kind of reply i am getting. i wrote in again. if nonsensical reply again, i will forward it to Reach and also post it here.

Jaunty Jabber said...

Lol....Redbean, thanks for sharing the joke.