Challenges facing school bus operators

Published Date: 19 January 2015 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Ang Hin Kee, Ang Mo Kio GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education whether the Ministry has received feedback from school bus operators on their challenges to stay in business amidst rising operating costs due to insurance, replacement of old vehicles and shortage of drivers and, if so, what is the Ministry doing to ensure that there are sufficient school bus operators to offer transport services to students who need such services as well as to keep transport services affordable.

Response

The Ministry of Education is monitoring the provision of school bus services. In recent months, we have received feedback from some parents regarding the availability and affordability of school bus services as well as feedback from the school bus operators on the challenges and cost pressures that they faced.

We appreciate the need for school bus services to be affordable for parents and financially viable for bus operators. We are looking into the feedback provided, and will be engaging school bus operators to discuss the issues. We will also work with LTA on these.

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