The Singapore government has introduced a concession scheme for persons with disabilities to help make transport more affordable. Commuters under this scheme enjoy a discount of 25% off adult fares with maximum fare capped at 7.2km. This means a long bus ride is capped at $0.87 cents.
Alternatively, persons with disabilities can also apply for a monthly concession pass, which gives unlimited rides on basic bus services and trains. There are two types of passes, a Hybrid Concession Pass (HCP) and an Off-Peak Pass (OPP). It is significantly cheaper than the standard adult monthly pass which costs $120 for the Hybrid, and $80 for the Off-Peak pass.
However, this does not necessarily mean that a person with disabilities concession card is the best card to use for travelling. For students still studying in school, it might be cheaper to stick to using the student card for transport. Here is a comprehensive table of different types of concession cards available to best suit individual needs:
If you are a person with a disability living in Singapore, you might want to consider applying for a concession card to help with the cost of public transportation. Spread the word by sharing this post!