Fare hike for transport early next year?

1990: BUS FARE REVISION[i]
§    10 cents increase in non air-con fares generally.
§    5 to 10 cents increase in air-con fares with no change to the minimum (60 cents) and maximum fares ($1.20).
 
1994: BUS FARE REVISION
§    Extension of the maximum bus fare by another fare stage (over 14.4 km), to $1.00 and $1.30 for non air-con and air-con services respectively (equivalent to a 10 cents increase)
 
1995 : BUS FARE REVISION
§    Extension of the maximum bus fare by another fare stage (over 18.4 km) to $1.10 and $1.40 for non air-con and air-con services respectively (equivalent to a 10 cents increase).
§    5 cents increase in feeder fares and industrial fares to 30 cents and 45 cents respectively, with the corresponding introduction of a 5 cents transfer rebate for feeder buses.
§    $2 increase in concession stamps prices for tertiary students, NS men and SBS shareholders.
 
1997 : BUS FARE REVISION
§    5 cents increase across the board for non air-con services on farecard fares. No change for air-con farecard fares.
§    10 cents increase across the board for air-con and non air-con services on cash fares.
§    Conversion of flat fare to distance-related fares for industrial bus services.
§    $3- $5 increase in non air-con bus concession stamp prices.
 
1999 : NEW FARES FOR BUKIT PANJANG LRT
Similar to fares on existing RTS lines, distance-related fares were adopted for Bukit Panjang LRT.
 
2000: BUS FARE REVISION
§    10 cents increase in adult feeder bus fares (cash and farecard) with a corresponding increase in the feeder transfer rebate by 10 cents (from 5 cents to 15 cents).
§    5 cents increase in child/student feeder bus fares (cash and farecard) with a 10 cents increase in the feeder transfer rebate (from 5 cents to 15 cents).
§    Extension of the maximum fare by another fare band (over 23.5 km) to $1.30 and $1.60 for non air-con and air-con services respectively for cash fares, and $1.25 and $1.50 for non air-con and air-con services respectively for farecard fares.
§    Addition of 2 fare bands to the fare structure of Jurong industrial bus services (maximum fare was increased by 20 cents).
 
2000: LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT (LRT) SINGLE TRIP FARE
10 cents increase in the LRT Single Trip Ticket adult fares (the new minimum became 80 cents while new maximum was $1.00). No change in adult farecard fares (minimum was 60 cents and maximum was 80 cents).
 
2001 : BUS FARE REVISION
§    10 cents increase in feeder bus fares with corresponding increase in transfer rebates by 10 cents (feeder bus transfer rebate became 25 cents, the same as the transfer rebate involving non-feeder bus services).
 
2002: BUS FARE REVISION
§    3 cents increase in adult EZ-link card fares.
§    5 cents increase in adult farecard fares.
§    10 cents increase in adult cash fares.
§    50 cents increase in concession stamp prices for primary/secondary students.
§    $2 increase in concession stamp prices for tertiary students.
§    $3 increase in concession stamp prices for NS men.
 
2003: NEW FARES FOR NORTH EAST LINE (NEL)
§    Differentiated fares for the NEL at 5 cents to 25 cents higher than the existing RTS fares, or an average of 16.5 cents more.
§    Fares for child/student/NS men concessions remained the same as that for the existing RTS lines.
 
2005 : BUS FARE REVISION
§    1-2 cents increase in adult EZ-link card fares.
§    10 cents increase in adult cash fares.
§    1 cent increase in senior citizen EZ-Link card fares and 10 cents increase in senior citizen cash fares.
 
2006 : BUS FARE REVISION
§    1-3 cents increase in adult EZ-link card fares.
§    1 cent increase in senior citizen EZ-Link card fares.
 
2007 : BUS FARE REVISION[ii]
·                1.8% fare adjustment on bus fares only. Bus fares go up by 1 to 2 cents
 
2008 : TRANSPORT FARE HIKE[iii]
·                An average 0.6% fare adjustment on bus and train fares
 
2009 : TRANSPORT FARE REBATE[iv]
·                Government grants concessions and rebates on transport-related taxes and fees, including 30% road-tax rebates[v]
·                Public Transport operators decided to pass on some savings to commuters and did not apply for fare adjustments
·                Fare rebate and an increase in transfer rebate of up to 4.6%[vi]
 
2010 : DISTANCE BASED FARES IMPLEMENTED
·                Fares increase by 0.5% - 1%
·                Trips with transfers cheaper than single trips[vii]
 
2011 : TRANSPORT FARE HIKE
·                Fares increase by 1%[viii]
 
2012 : NO FARE REVISIONS[ix]
·                Government budgets $1.1 billion - $280 million budgeted for the purchase of the 550 buses over next 5 years, and $820 million to cover the net operating costs of public transport operators over 10 years[x]
 
2013 : FARES MAY INCREASE
·                Public Transport Operators to apply for fare hike [xi] by 19 Dec 2013
 
Year
Description
Fare
Description
Fare
1990
Lowest adult fare by bus
$0.60
Highest adult fare by bus
$1.20
2013
Lowest adult fare by bus
$0.73
Highest adult fare by bus
$1.94[xii]
 
 
Increase
22%
Increase
62%
           

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