Pass targetted at those who travel often on bus and train or want convenience.
By Maria Almenoar
EZ-LINK launched a season travel passes for bus and train rides on Monday.
The cards are on sale at TransitLink office which are in most MRT stations.
It comes in a basic version and an enhanced one.
‘Basic’ gives unlimited bus rides and a maximum of four train rides a day; ‘enhanced’ gives an unlimited number of bus and train rides a day.
The fine print on bus rides, however, is that these are for trips made on the basic bus services, not the express or premium ones.
At $170 a month for the basic pass and $190 for the enhanced one, a commuter must spend at least $6.33 a day on public transport to make savings.
While a commuter may not save money using this card, it will eliminate the hassle of having to top up the card.
The season pass also enables commuters to set aside a fixed amount for transport, which is useful if they want to manage their finances.
Said EZ-Link’s executive director Nicholas Lee: ‘We want to provide commuters with more travel options that cater to different segments of commuters.’