The Ministry of Transport (MOT) earlier announced that 600,000 Public Transport Vouchers (PTVs) will be made available to eligible households under the 2021 PTV Exercise.
The scheme aims to help residents cope with the fare adjustment that took effect from Dec. 26, 2021.
This is the largest number of PTVs that has been set aside to date, with the broadest household coverage.
Public Transport Vouchers
Each voucher is worth S$30 and can be used to top up fare cards or buy monthly concession passes.
Households with a monthly household income per person of not more than S$1,600 are eligible for the voucher.
All vouchers must be redeemed by Mar. 31, 2023.
Residents may approach their local community centres/clubs (CCs) if they have any queries.
How they are distributed
The PTVs are disbursed in three stages.
Under Stage 1, PTV notification letters have been automatically sent via post to households that have received the voucher during the 2019 PTV Exercise.
Over 280,000 of these notification letters have already been delivered to households in December 2021 under this stage.
Under Stage 2, households that meet the income criteria but did not receive a voucher in Stage 1 can apply online here from Jan. 10 to Oct. 31, 2022.
Households that meet the criteria but prefer to apply in person, or who require additional help, can apply at their local CCs under Stage 3, which will open from Feb. 14 to Oct. 31, 2022.
The Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs) will assess these applications accordingly.
Successful households under Stages 2 and 3 will receive a notification letter via post.
Residents should follow the instructions on the notification letters to redeem the voucher.
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