Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport
a. whether the Ministry has data on the total number of buses operated or maintained by public transport operators
b. of these, how many are currently stored at bus depots;
c. what is the average age of these buses that are stored at bus depots; and
d. why are these buses not being deployed for bus operations.
Reply by Minister for Transport S Iswaran:
1. As of May 2022, we have around 5,800 public buses with an average fleet age of eight years. About 3% of them are kept at the depots to serve as an operational reserve.