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Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme monthly threshold relaxation to continue till June 30 next year
     ​The Transport Department today (December 31) reminded members of the public that the monthly public transport expenses threshold of the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme will continue to be relaxed from $400 to $200 till June 30 next year.
     To alleviate commuters' fare burden during the epidemic, the Government introduced a special measure to temporarily relax the monthly threshold of public transport expenses from $400 to $200 between July and December this year. "The Chief Executive's 2020 Policy Address" announced that the measure will be extended for six months. From January 1 to June 30, 2021, the Government will continue to provide a subsidy amounting to one-third of the monthly public transport expenses in excess of $200, subject to a maximum of $400 per month for each Octopus.
     For details of the Scheme, please visit the website (www.ptfss.gov.hk). Commuters can also check their record of public transport expenses and subsidy amounts through the Octopus App or the Scheme hotline 2969 5500.
Ends/Thursday, December 31, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:45
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