Updated: 03/05/2013 01:35

The committee for public transport fare revisions is looking into the possibility of having a monthly transport pass for adults



The committee for public transport fare revisions is looking into the possibility of having a monthly transport pass for adults


The committee for public transport fare revisions is looking into the possibility of having a monthly transport pass for adults. 

Writing on the Fare Review Mechanism Committee's blog today, the committee's chairman Mr Richard Magnus said it will conduct a thorough review of current concession policies and schemes. 

One group of commuters it wants to focus on is average-income households and individuals. 

Although the average person in this group spends only about 3 to 4 per cent of their household income on public transport fares, there are still some in the group who spend $120or more a month on fares. 

Mr Magnus said a monthly adult pass could help these heavy users of public transport cap their monthly public transport expenses. 

Other groups the committee wants to help include low-income earners, the disabled community, and polytechnic students. 

Mr Magnus said the committee will be engaging more commuters in focus group discussions to work on fare affordability in the coming months.

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