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NO. 18]Friday, August 14 [1987

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 28th July 1987 and assented to by the President on 8th August 1987:—
Public Transport Council Act 1987

(No. 18 of 1987)

I assent.

8th August 1987.
Date of Commencement: 14th August 1987
An Act to provide for the establishment of the Public Transport Council to license bus services and approve bus, taxi and Mass Rapid Transit System fares and for matters connected therewith and to repeal the Bus Services Licensing Authority Act (Chapter 31 of the 1985 Revised Edition) and to make a consequential amendment to the Road Traffic Act (Chapter 276 of the 1985 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Public Transport Council Act 1987 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“bus” means a public service vehicle which is used on scheduled services and in which the passengers are charged separate and distinct fares;
“bus service licence” means a bus service licence issued under Part IV;
“Council” means the Public Transport Council established under section 3;
“Mass Rapid Transit System” has the same meaning as in the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Act (Cap. 172);
“public service vehicle” means a vehicle used or kept for use for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward, other than a vehicle constructed for use on fixed rails or specially prepared ways;
“taxi” means a public service vehicle having a seating capacity of not more than 6 persons (including the driver), which plies for hire on any road and is hired under a contract, express or implied, for the use of each such vehicle as a whole or for the use of two or more persons who pay separate fares.