KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July 2009:The fares for express and stage buses, mini buses, school buses, taxis and hired cars will go up nationwide on 1 Aug.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz announced today the fares for express and stage buses and taxis would increase by between two sen and RM10.
The fare for school buses would be raised by between two sen and RM31.70, he said.
Meanwhile express bus fares would go up by two sen to 8.5 sen per km in the peninsula and by two sen and three sen in Sarawak and Sabah, respectively, to 13 sen per km.
Nazri said the cabinet approved the fare increases at its meeting on 17 June.
He also said the government had outlined several improvements to the public transport industry following the fare increase, such as the use of the Global Positioning System and e-ticketing, 25% fare deduction for the disabled and people above 60, and uniforms for school bus drivers. — Bernama