Come February 2019, commuters can enjoy free Wi-Fi on board 300 buses which serve the 118 SBS Transit bus services that are part of the Bukit Merah Bus Package.
Mr Daniel Tan, a 34-year-old IT Technician who frequently takes bus Services 93 and 195, will soon be able to surf the net while on the go – and not have to worry about eating into his monthly bandwidth subscription.
“I look forward to the free Wi-Fi as I will be able to check my email and watch YouTube videos on my bus rides without worrying about busting my data plans,” he said.
Other new innovative features such as the interactive touchscreen panels and digital feedback panels will be implemented at the Bukit Merah and HarbourFront bus interchanges on November 18. The interactive touchscreen panels will provide convenient access to travel information, such as bus services, bus departure times, bus routes and locality map.
Bus interchanges will also be equipped with mobile charging points for commuters to recharge their devices.
On rainy days, commuters can borrow umbrellas for free for 24 hours via a mobile application. The umbrella dispensers are located near the Passenger Service Office at these Bus Interchanges.
“As part of our continuous commitment to enhance commuters’ travelling experience, we are leveraging on technology to boost our service quality as well as increase the accessibility and availability of information for commuters," said SBS Transit Chief Executive Officer Mr Gan Juay Kiat. "We will continue to look for ways to make public transport travel a more commuter-friendly, convenient and seamless experience.”