2015年3月21日星期六

5月15日涨德士长巴车资

SPAD:5月15日涨德士长巴车资

涨!涨!涨,公共交车资调涨!陆路公共交通委员会(SPAD)宣佈德士与长巴车资调涨,长巴车资从目前每公里9.3仙涨至11.4仙,增加2.1仙,新车资从5月15日开始生效。



新德士车资起跳费不变,只是调整车程(distance)以及车时(Time)的收费。(图:星洲日报)

至於德士新车资收费,在巴生河流域以及新山,5公里的德士车程,车资调涨介於1令吉50仙至3令吉50仙,基於檳城德士运作成本更高,涨幅也会比巴生河流域及新山来的高。

陆路公共交通委员会主席丹斯里赛哈密指出,这是德士与长巴在6年来首次调涨车资。

他强调,当局调涨的德士车资主要是针对车程以及车时的收费,德士的起跳费(flagfall)维持不变。

另一方面,SPAD也批准马来亚铁道公司(KTM,经营火车、电动火车)以及国家基建公司(Prasarana)进行检討车资,並会在稍后由有关公司做出宣佈。

SPAD表示,在推行新德士车资,基於所有德士的计程表必须送往重新调整,之后也必须送往电脑验车中心检核批准后才能採用新收费,预料需时1至2个月才能完成所有调整,在德士计程表调整至新车资前,需採用现有车资收费。

另外,SPAD主席赛哈密指出,当局调整德士与长巴的营运成本上涨约33%,考虑到成本上涨、通货膨胀等,当局批准车资调整。至於KTM以及LRT等车资调整,將由有关公司,预料在今年內宣布。

(星洲网)

Fares increased for taxi, train and express bus services

Fares increased for taxi, train and express bus services

Be prepared to pay more for your public transport. The increase in taxi fares takes immediate effect while train and express bus charges will be raised on May 1 and May 15 respectively.

Budget taxis in the Klang Valley and Johor Baru will charge 25 sen per 200m and 25 sen per 36 seconds although the flagfall will remain at RM3 for the first kilometre.

This is a sizable increase as each budget taxi will get RM1.25 per km (from RM0.87 per km, up by 44%) and 42.67 sen per minute (from 28 sen per minute, up by 49%).

For example, a budget taxi that is stuck in traffic for an hour will take in RM25 (RM30 for those in Penang) from time-based charges alone, up from RM16.80 previously. This is likely to make taxi drivers more willing to face congestions.

Express buses will charge 2.1 sen more (or 22.5%) per km, setting the new fare at 11.4 sen per km.



Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said taxi and express bus operators were facing rising costs, adding that the last fare review for both was in 2009.

“We took into account the needs of the operators and the public (in coming up with these new fares),” he told reporters at SPAD headquarters here.

Teksi 1Malaysia (TEKS1M) cabs – consisting exclusively of the brown Proton Exora – are the only taxis to have the flagfall rate raised from RM3 to RM4.

The hike in taxi fares does not cover airport limos and executive taxis (typically blue in colour), and is limited to Peninsular Malaysia.

According to SPAD, taxi fares would be reviewed each year based on operating cost changes.

Although the increase in fares took immediate effect, taxis could only charge the new rates after the meter had been recalibrated.

SPAD chief executive Mohd Nur Ismal Mohd Kamal said it would take one to two months for all taxis to use this new setting.

“There’s a panel of service providers they can go to. We have asked them to increase (operating) capacitym,” he said.

SPAD said that senior citizens, the disabled and children below 12 years old would continue to enjoy the 25% discount on express bus fares.

On train fares, Syed Hamid said SPAD had given its approval to KTM Bhd and Prasarana Malaysia Bhd to set new rates covering LRT, KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity and KL Monorail.

According to SPAD, the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Line fares have not been reviewed for the past 19 and 17 years respectively. Monorail, KTM Komuter and KTM Intercity fares have remained the same for 12, 12 and 25 years respectively.

Mohd Nur said the fares of stage buses would not be increased now or in the near future.

“This is because low-income earners rely on stage buses for transport, and they cannot afford to pay more,” he said.

He added that the Government would cover stage bus costs.



~News courtesy of New Straits Times~