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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby jetsetter » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:07 pm

pirated wrote:Not so bad. The notion of a fare increase is bad.

They will have more goodwill from man in the street if they can just say "No" because oil price dropped and buses paid by govt.

I will be happy to receive news of fare increase next time when situation has changed.

Maintaining a track record of fare increase is not a good track record.


Yes, the notion not properly communicated. Commuters see the word "hike", JUMP straight away, complain straight away...ha.

Erh, this bus funding suggestion came from the Workers' Party methinks. :skeptical: :shock:

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby alng » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:09 pm

I am concerned about accountability and transparency. There is a serious conflict of interests here. Our government partially owns the transport companies and they are also the regulators.

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby cool_hi » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:24 pm

alng wrote:I am concerned about accountability and transparency. There is a serious conflict of interests here. Our government partially owns the transport companies and they are also the regulators.


pirated wrote:Not so bad. The notion of a fare increase is bad.

They will have more goodwill from man in the street if they can just say "No" because oil price dropped and buses paid by govt.

I will be happy to receive news of fare increase next time when situation has changed.

Maintaining a track record of fare increase is not a good track record.


:goodpost:
Public Transport should not be privatised in the 1st place!!

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby alng » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:28 pm

cool_hi wrote:Public Transport should not be privatised in the 1st place!!


Agree. Public goods should be managed in the "public way". Privatise it and then government still has to provide funding....what a rojak situation we are in now.

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby nicnac » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:43 pm

cool_hi wrote:
alng wrote:I am concerned about accountability and transparency. There is a serious conflict of interests here. Our government partially owns the transport companies and they are also the regulators.


pirated wrote:Not so bad. The notion of a fare increase is bad.

They will have more goodwill from man in the street if they can just say "No" because oil price dropped and buses paid by govt.

I will be happy to receive news of fare increase next time when situation has changed.

Maintaining a track record of fare increase is not a good track record.


:goodpost:
Public Transport should not be privatised in the 1st place!!


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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby jetsetter » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:50 pm

cool_hi wrote:
alng wrote:I am concerned about accountability and transparency. There is a serious conflict of interests here. Our government partially owns the transport companies and they are also the regulators.


Public Transport should not be privatised in the 1st place!!

LHH...wherefore art thou?!

Is that why they later decided to fund the buses (with public funds) for those "private" PTOs? :scratchhead:

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73910&p=1297535&hilit=nationalisation+bus#p1297535

Partial credit goes to WP who came up with the nationalisation of public transport proposal... :nailbite: :siam:

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby pirated » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:01 am

jetsetter wrote:
cool_hi wrote:
alng wrote:I am concerned about accountability and transparency. There is a serious conflict of interests here. Our government partially owns the transport companies and they are also the regulators.


Public Transport should not be privatised in the 1st place!!

LHH...wherefore art thou?!

Is that why they later decided to fund the buses (with public funds) for those "private" PTOs? :scratchhead:

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73910&p=1297535&hilit=nationalisation+bus#p1297535

Partial credit goes to WP who came up with the nationalisation of public transport proposal... :nailbite: :siam:


:thankyou: for the link

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby raysusan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:43 am

The Public Transport Council (PTC) decided to grant the fare adjustment after taking into account affordability of fares and applications submitted by the two operators, the council said today (Jan 21) as it announced the conclusion of the 2014 Fare Review Exercise.

Both operators had applied for a 2.8 per cent adjustment, citing their loss-making businesses and escalating operational costs, partly due to staff costs.


Oil price fall but our fares increase.

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby nicnac » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:14 am

Oil price goes up, they tell you costs went up... we have to increase price.
Oil price goes down, they tell you oh the oil price is not the sole factor.... we have to increase price.

Not only in transport...

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby pirated » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:21 am

nicnac wrote:Oil price goes up, they tell you costs went up... we have to increase price.
Oil price goes down, they tell you oh the oil price is not the sole factor.... we have to increase price.

Not only in transport...

When economy does well, they claim high pay plus high bonuses because they have "done well"

When economy is no good, they need high pay high bonuses to improve it

And on top of that, no one else is gooder than them to do the job.

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