Non-Public Bus Services
The non-public bus services are provided based on commercial considerations. Commuters can choose between taking private bus services using the public transport. In the case of these non-public buses, the fares and service levels are decided by market forces.
To protect commuters’ interests, there are safeguards in place. The operators of non-public bus services are required to submit their fare pricing policies for PTC’s approval before they are allowed to charge their fares.
The fare pricing policy lays out the principles and conditions under which an operator charges fares. For instance, an operator is required to give commuters advance notice in the event of any fare changes before the changes kick in. Once approved, the operator will have to comply with the fare pricing policy when making any fare changes.