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Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus instead

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:54 am

Feb 17 (Reuters) - Singapore, beset by worsening traffic jams, plans to spend heavily to improve bus service.

The Singapore government will spend S$1.1 billion ($869 million)to help bus operators increase the size of their fleets as part of measures to improve public transport, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in a budget speech on Friday.

Singapore will provide funding for 550 buses, while public bus operators will add another 250 buses over the next five years, he said.

The funds set aside by the government will also help cover the running costs of the buses for 10 years, he said.

ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd and SMRT Corp Ltd operate public buses in Singapore. ($1 = 1.2659 Singapore dollars) (Reporting by Eveline Danubrata)
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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby Mawar » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:58 am

This idea, I like!

:dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

I hope more students would take the school bus.
I hope school bus fare would be subsidized.
I hope every child gets a proper seat which comes fitted with seat belt.
I hope there is provision to send students home after CCA.

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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:59 am

the public bus companies are listed companies earning huge profits

each time the PTC approve their request for bus fare increase being "justified" by higher operating cost -- and yet now the gov't decide to throw S$1.1 billion of our money to them, so that they can fleece us more through fare increase as justified by EVEN higher cost as a result of the fleet increase initiated and paid by the gov't ?

I don't see the logic to the S$1.1 billion question. Their shareholders should foot the bill, not tax payers

The S$1.1billion could have been used to fund school buses
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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby BlurBee » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:04 am

Great idea, vks2010. :goodpost:

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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby 1amber » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:07 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:the public bus companies are listed companies earning huge profits

each time the PTC approve their request for bus fare increase being "justified" by higher operating cost -- and yet now the gov't decide to throw S$1.1 billion of our money to them, so that they can fleece us more through fare increase as justified by EVEN higher cost as a result of the fleet increase initiated and paid by the gov't ?

I don't see the logic to the S$1.1 billion question. Their shareholders should foot the bill, not tax payers


Exactly!

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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby tankee » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:27 pm

There are many different areas where this huge taxpayers' money could be better used.

Giving it to listed profit oriented and profit making companies is definitely NOT one of them.

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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby limlim » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:29 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
The S$1.1billion could have been used to fund school buses


No. School buses are private operators too.

Instead, get SBStransit to run school bus services at subsidized rates better.. :evil: :evil:

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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby 1amber » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:45 pm

limlim wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
The S$1.1billion could have been used to fund school buses


No. School buses are private operators too.

Instead, get SBStransit to run school bus services at subsidized rates better.. :evil: :evil:


:rotflmao:

but $S1.1b a lot of money leh. I think can give free school bus rides till the next GE lah.

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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby Joule » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:48 pm

gahmen

where they can give 1.1. billion to listed company to buy more bus

but when you want them to subsidize medical care more they dowan

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Re: Why not give the S$1.1billion to improve school bus inst

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:58 pm

Joule wrote:gahmen

where they can give 1.1. billion to listed company to buy more bus

but when you want them to subsidize medical care more they dowan


that wan can go JB ..... buses, i guess, cannot ? :evil: :evil: :evil:
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