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Bus commuters warned on abuse of eTransport cards

January 17, 2019 4:51 pm

The Land Transport Authority is warning bus commuters to refrain from abusing the government’s subsidised eTransport cards.

This comes after reports of people abusing the system was received by the enforcement agency.

Chief Executive Samuel Simpson is reminding the public that the subsidized eTransport cards have been made available to assist people.

“There are subsidised cards for children, senior citizen and person with disability and it is our humble request to people not to use subsidised eTransport cards for their own benefit.”

The three types of subsidised eTransport cards available are Blue for school children, Purple for senior citizen, Green for people with disability, Yellow for all other children and Red for adults who do not fall under the underprivileged category.

“Commuters are reminded that it is an offence as per regulation if anyone is using subsidised cards for their own advantage and is liable for a penalty of $150.00 under an Electronic Fare Ticketing (Omnibus) (Amended) Regulation.”

The Chief Executive is also reminding every passenger to pay the correct fare while travelling on an omnibus.