KUALA LUMPUR – The MyBas stage bus service under the Stage Bus Services Transformation (SBST) programme will be expanded to another four locations.
The new locations are Seremban, Negeri Sembilan; Ipoh, Perak; Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu; and Kuching, Sarawak, involving an allocation of RM100 million.
Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said, the MyBas service, which was implemented via the SBST scheme was to replace the Interim Stage Bus Support Fund (ISBSF) which started in 2012.
“However, the ISBSF will be continued to June 2016 because I see that there is a need for it to be continued before we implement the permanent SBST scheme…we do not want to see these bus companies stop from operating because of losses.
“So far, Perlis MyBAS has commenced its operations in Kangar, Perlis on Aug 1 and will be followed by Seremban, which is expected to begin next month, while the other three locations will be implemented in stages until end of the year,” he told a press conference after handing over the ISBSF payment to bus operators across the country here, today.
He added SPAD had targeted that the MyBas service could be implemented nationwide, with an expected allocation of more than RM1 billion a year. – BERNAMA