Most public transport to remain free in Penang next year

GEORGE TOWN: Penangites will continue to enjoy free and unlimited rides on all Rapid Penang buses next year, after the state government agreed to extend the service.

State infrastructure and transport committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari announced this during his winding up speech on the fifth day of the state assembly sitting.

"The unlimited rides on Rapid Penang buses will be limited to 7,500 Malaysians every month.

"The free rides for pedestrians on Penang ferry were limited to 65,000 tickets monthly," he said.

He added he hoped that the programme would encourage more people to use public transportation in the state.

Since March this year Malaysians with Pas Mutiara My30 cards had enjoyed free bus rides on all Rapid Penang buses throughout the state.

The initiative saw a sum of RM300,000 for 10,000 commuters every month, bringing the overall total to RM3mil by year end.

As for the free ferry rides for pedestrian passengers, the state government has been funding the ferry fees for all Malaysian foot passengers with an allocation of about RM78,000 for about 65,000 tickets per month since July.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

PAS denies rejecting Umno's seat offer
Witness tells court she met Bung, wife to discuss unit trust investment
Pork sold in Sabah clear of diseases, safe for consumption, says Kitingan
Dr Wee: Transport Ministry to conduct regular engagements with ehailing services
Fake news: No FT public holiday on Feb 3, viral image is untrue, says PM's Dept
Johor polls: State Bersatu plays down Muhyiddin's decision not to defend Gambir state seat
No placebos used under National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, says Health Ministry
Perhilitan: Zero poaching cases last year
Umrah pilgrimages to resume on Feb 8, says Tourism Minister
Covid-19: Adults can walk in for booster jabs starting Jan 27

Others Also Read