Go-Ahead Singapore has secured a three-year extension from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on its contract to operate 31 public bus routes in Loyang. The contract was initially scheduled to expire in September 2023 although with the extension, the contract is now valid until September 2026.
Reason for the extension is due to the impact of Covid-19 on the tendering timelines as well as delays in replacement of existing bus depots. For the extended contracts, the terms are competitive and similar to existing ones, although tighter bus service reliability standards have been imposed.
This is the first time a bus contract has been extended beyond the stipulated contract period in Singapore.