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Special temporary measures under Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme
     The Transport Department (TD) today (April 29) reminded members of the public that from May 1 to October 31, the Government will temporarily relax the monthly threshold of the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme from $400 to $200 and increase the monthly subsidy cap from $400 to $500.

     In view of the impact of the fifth wave of the epidemic on the local economy, special temporary measures under the Scheme will be introduced. From May 1 to October 31, the Government will provide a subsidy amounting to one-third of the actual monthly public transport expenses in excess of $200, subject to a maximum of $500 per month for each Octopus.

     The TD also reminded commuters that they can collect the subsidy of the previous month from the 16th of each month. The subsidy for each month is valid for collection within the next three months.

     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 amount through the Subsidy Enquiry website (subsidy-enquiry.ptfss.hk), the Octopus App or the Scheme hotline 2969 5500.
Ends/Friday, April 29, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:30
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