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‘Financially ailing’ bus sector to benefit more from fare hikes

More revenue from the transport fare hike will be channelled towards public bus operations than those of MRT trains — a move in line with the Fare Review Mechanism Committee’s recommendation to allow more fare revenue to benefit the “financially ailing” bus sector, said the Public Transport Council (PTC) yesterday. Bus operations will receive a S$48 million boost from the hike, while S$5.5 million will be allocated to MRT operations, under a new weightage in revenue allocation applied by the PTC.

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2014 Fare Hike: Shame on you Singaporean SMRT Shareholders!

If you know any Singaporean friends who own SMRT shares, please urge them to do the right thing and stop partaking in this blood sucking exercise! Not every Singaporean is born with a silver spoon in the mouth and all Singaporeans deserve to have a quality standard of living and without having such onerous fare hikes stuff down our throats! Singaporeans should stop cannibalizing fellow Singaporeans!

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PAP CYBER ARMY COUNTERS CRITICISM OF PARTY, GOVT ON INTERNET SINCE 2007

THE People's Action Party (PAP) is mounting a quiet counter-insurgency against its online critics. It has members going into Internet forums and blogs to rebut anti-establishment views and putting up postings anonymously. Sources told The Straits Times the initiative is driven by two sub-committees of the PAP's 'new media' committee chaired by Manpower Minister Ng Eng Hen. One sub-committee, co-headed by Minister of State (Education) Lui Tuck Yew and Hong Kah GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad, strategises the campaign.

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The basic salary for SMRT Train Officer ranges from $1,250 to $2,250

The basic salary for Train Officer in SMRT ranges from $1,250 to $2,250. There are 3 grades for Train Officers. I joined in 1995. I have reached the maximum basic pay of $2,250. I will not have any more salary increment unless I am promoted to Crew Manager Train (CMT) which is a supervisor post. There are 2 grades for CMT. The maximum basic salary of CMT is $2,900. It is promotion season in my company. We prefer to promote our front line supervisor (CMT) from amongst the 400 odd Train Officers from 3 crew stations. If CMTs are well au fait with train operations, it makes the job easier. He is able to visualise the operational issues rather than recruit an outsider who need to learn from scratch the entire train SOPs.

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8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FARE HIKES

The Public Transport Council (PTC) has approved a fare increase of 3.2 per cent on train and bus fares from April 6 this year. At the same time, the Government has rolled out new concessions and deepened existing ones. Here's a quick glance at the changes that are coming up. FARES TO INCREASE:Overall, fares will increase by 6.6 per cent. However, the increase will be broken up into two phases. This year, fares will go up by 3.2 per cent. The remainder will be rolled over to the next fare review exercise.

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Lui Tuck Yew Thanked the Public Transport Council

The Public Transport Council (PTC) has struck a good balance by keeping the bus and train fare increase a few notches below the average wage increase last year, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew today (Jan 16). He said the council managed to do so while enhancing concessions for a significant segment of commuters, such as students, especially the polytechnic students, and full-time National Servicemen (NSFs), and providing new products like the monthly unlimited travel passes for senior citizens and other adults.

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