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TOWER TRANSIT SINGAPORE TO START PUBLIC BUS SERVICE ON 29 MAY

Singapore’s third local operator Tower Transit will roll out its services on 29 May. The bus contracting model, known as the Bulim Package was awarded to Tower Transit, a UK based company. The package states that 26 existing bus services that were formerly ran by SBS and SMRT will be run by Tower Transit. The implementation will take place in 3 phases. Tower Transit will operate from three bus interchanges – Bukit Batok, Clementi and Jurong East; and terminate at four bus interchanges – Bedok, Marina Centre, Shenton Way, and Toa Payoh.

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NSP: Bus operators enjoy the profits while costs passed to commuters under new BCM scheme.

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has issued a statement in response to the new Bus Contracting Model (BCM) annouced by the Transport Minister on 21st May 2014 which seeks to nationalise assets but privatise operations. NSP states that the party had already proposed a route licensing scheme in 2011 as it highlighted that “it would be unrealistic to expect state-run organizations, usually large and cumbersome, to be able to respond speedily to rapid changes in demand, and that what is needed is more competition.”

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