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The government intends to bring forward its rollout of the bulk of the 550 buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to the end of 2014 rather than 2016.
SINGAPORE: The government intends to bring forward its rollout of the bulk of the 550 buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to the end of 2014 rather than 2016.
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced this in Parliament on Monday.
By the end of this year, more than half of those buses will be on the roads.
A total of 250 new buses have been added since the programme was launched in 2012.
On top of the 550 buses committed by the government, operators will add in another 250 buses.
Authorities will continue to optimise bus routes to improve reliability where opportunities arise.
Mr Lui said 14 new bus routes have been introduced and 111 of the existing bus services have been improved.
He said: “The feedback that I am getting from the ground on the BSEP is positive. Many people are asking whether and when they can have the BSEP buses and new routes in their constituencies. We have been discussing with the public transport operators on how we can accelerate this programme."