Tag Archives: Transport Cost

TRANSPORT FARE INCREASED, PROFITS INCREASED, SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS NON-EXISTENT

He indicated that cost is an unconvincing argument for fare increase, as transport operators have had an unbroken profitability record. For the first time, I actually found myself agreeing with an ST article. It is so true. why do transport fares keep rising, and everytime the reason given is that cost, be it petrol or other things, have increased. Thus the need to increase fares. But every year, these same companies report millions of profits from their accounts. So why are we subsidising their millions of profit? How about improving your service and transport standards first, then increase fare?

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TRANSPORT FARE MAY GO UP, SURPRISED?

Oh dear! Here we go again. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan raised the possibility of transport fares rising again in Parliament. Of course, he masked the important statement about TRANSPORT COST RISING, by saying that it is not sustainable for taxpayers to increasingly subsidise the cost of operating Singapore's public transport systems. Try to make it look nice by saying taxpayers money should not be used to pay to sustain transport costs, but at the same time increase the actual transport cost, so we really pay for it. Water cost up, transport fares also up. Was, this year Parliament is all about increasing prices. Are they trying to make us all pay the price fro not voting them? That's why the 30% water fee increase?

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