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Public Transport Council Collection (3 Books)

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Public Transport Council : Striking A Fare Deal – Singapore’s Expe...

By: TAN, Kim-Hong

Description: In Singapore, public transport fares were regulated by the Public Transport Council (PTC). In 2005, a new fare review mechanism, which provided for greater clarity and was more responsive to prevailing economic conditions, was adopted and successfully implemented in 2005 and 2006. The new mechanism allowed the PTC to adjust fares depending on economic dynamics, and wasdesigned to strike a fare deal that balanced the need to safeguard commuters’ interests a...

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Public Transport Council : Lessons from Bus Operations

By: Kuang, Loh Chow

Description: The bus system is the backbone of public transport in Singapore, an island city-state of 700 square-km in area and 4.2 million in population, 84% of whom live in high-rise residential blocks in new towns dotted around the island. There are 8,300 lane-km of roads in this highly urbanized country and the car : population ratio is about 1:10. Bus travel, which accounts for sixty percent of the total public transport trips, is popular because of the comprehensiv...

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Public Transport Council : Instituting Fare Regulation

By: Hong, TAN Kim

Description: This paper provides a practitioner’s perspective of how Singapore established a fare regulation framework. It examines the formulation of the fare cap model and associated measures to allow for exceptional intervention, when necessary, to address concerns with fare affordability and excessive profitability of the operators. Pegging the fare cap formula to macro-economic factors and sharing of productivity gains protect commuters’ interest, while at the same t...

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