As the Public Transport Council (PTC), we regulate public transport fares and ticket payment services. We also advise the Minister for Transport on public transport matters. Established in 1987 under the Public Transport Council Act (Cap 259B), we operate within the ambit of the Public Transport Council Act and in accordance with overarching public transport policies.

We strive to bring about a quality and affordable public transport system for the people of Singapore. We also work closely with the public transport industry players and public agencies like the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Key Function and Objectives

Our key statutory powers include:

  • Regulating bus and train fares (taxi fare has been deregulated since 1 September 1998);
  • Promoting and facilitating the integration of bus and train fares for efficient public passenger transport services and facilities;
  • Regulating ticket payment services for buses and trains;
  • Regulating penalty fees to deter fare evasion;
  • Gathering public feedback on any matter relating to bus, train and taxi services in Singapore, through surveys and other methods; and
  • Advising the Minister for Transport  on public transport matters.


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