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Temporary special measures under Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme extended until next April
     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 28) reminded members of the public that the Government will extend the special temporary measures under the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme for another six months until April 30, 2023.

     To allow more commuters to benefit from the Scheme during the epidemic, the Government has earlier implemented temporary special measures to relax the monthly threshold of the Scheme from $400 to $200 and increase the monthly subsidy cap from $400 to $500. The Chief Executive announced in the 2022 Policy Address that the aforementioned temporary special measures would be extended for another six months. In other words, during the period from November 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023, the Government will continue to provide commuters with a subsidy amounting to one-third of their actual 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, October 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:00
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