Tuesday, 2 June 2015

[Today] Seniors experience transitory joy

Many people were overjoyed when they received their S$30 Public Transport Voucher this year, which was credited to their stored value travel cards (“More than 125,000 applications received for Public Transport Vouchers”; April 8, online).
However, the joy was short-lived for some senior citizens, as the voucher cannot be used to partially offset payment for the S$60 Monthly Concession Pass for unlimited rides. The S$30 would be left idling in their stored-value cards.
The relevant authority should be mindful of these seniors and rectify this.