The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded SBS Transit Limited (SBS Transit) the Bukit Merah Bus Package for the second time. Over the five-year contract period, SBS Transit will operate 17 bus routes operating from Ulu Pandan Bus Depot, including two cross-border bus services to Johor Bahru. The contract will be valid once the initial contract expires in April 2024.

Additionally, SMRT Buses Limited (SMRT) has also secured the Jurong West bus packages, which comprises 26 routes operating from Soon Lee Bus Depot. SMRT will also manage Joo Koon and Boon Lay Bus Interchanges. The contract will be valid in September 2024.

The contracts have an estimated value of SGD890 million. LTA also has an option to extend the two contracts by a period of  two to five years at the end of their term in 2029.