In March 2014, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced three new transport schemes for persons with disabilities. The MSF will also work with transport operators to provide and expand customised transport services for persons with disabilities. The schemes are expected to benefit over 50,000 people with disabilities.
Administered by SG Enable, the three schemes are:
Public Transport Concession
This scheme allows persons with disabilities to enjoy 25% discount off adult fares, with no additional fares payable beyond 7.2km travelling distance.
Option to purchase a Monthly Concession Pass with unlimited bus and train rides at $60 per month or the Off Peak Monthly Travel Pass at $40 per month with unlimited travel on basic bus services and trains during off peak hours.
VWO Transport Subsidies
VWO Transport Subsidies provide support for persons with disabilities who need to take dedicated transport provided by Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) to access school and care services. VWO Transport Subsidies provide up to 80% subsidy for transport fees.
Subsidy amounts will depend on:
Persons with disabilities can apply for up to 50% subsidy for taxi fares, which will be reimbursed monthly to a designated bank account. Approved applicants will be issued a personalised EZ-Link card to pay for the taxi fares.
The subsidy amounts will depend on:
Car Park Label Scheme
This scheme allows eligible persons with physical disabilities to embark and disembark from their vehicles in accessible parking lots by displaying a special vehicle label. Drivers of persons with physical disabilities may also apply.
Find out more and apply for the schemes with SG Enable.