SPAD seeks to increase public transport fares

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  • Sunday, 02 Nov 2014

Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar. - File pix

JOHOR BARU: Following a study, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has submitted its recommendation to the Federal Government to review the fares for public transportation.

SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said an increase in fares is justifiable.

"We understand the plight of public transport companies and agree there is a need for an increase in fares including for taxis.

"The review for new fare rates is already in its final round. I hope that public transportation companies including taxis can be patient,” he said during a press conference after launching the 1st Johor Safe Responsible Truckers Day here on Sunday. 

Syed Hamid said the Transport Ministry would decide on the recommendation.

It was earlier reported that more than 200 taxi drivers, ferrying passengers into Singapore, are expected to face losses following toll hikes at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex and the Woodlands checkpoint.




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