Public transport concessions will now be extended to private and home-school students, in line with recommendations made by the Fare Review Mechanism Committee.
The concessionary fares, previously available only to students in government institutions and primary-level pupils who are home-schooled or in private schools, will now be extended to Singapore citizens pursuing diploma or degree courses lasting at least 24 months at private schools approved by the Council for Private Education (CPE).
Singapore citizens aged 20 and below who are pursuing their N, O or A levels, or the International Baccalaureate, at private schools or through home-school are also eligible.
The monthly concession passes, which cost from $27.50 a month for secondary students to $85 a month for undergraduates, will provide students with unlimited rides on buses and trains.
Secondary school students can also enjoy lower prices for rides with their ez-link cards, if they choose not to get a concession pass.
TransitLink will update private education institutions on when students can apply for the concessions. Home-schooled students can contact TransitLink directly at 1800-2255 663.
Source: “More students to enjoy transport concessions” (The Straits Times, 8 Dec 2015); “Private-school, home-school students to receive public transport concessions” (TODAY, 8 Dec 2015)
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