For most people this is good news. Paying by distance taken on public transport will means we will pay less when it's implemented in 3 July 2010.
I think their PR folks have done very well. They have been stressing that we will save money.
They sure keep quiet that starting fares will now be 71 cents
instead of 69 cents. ;-)
Out of curiosity, I tried to see if we do really save money.
The example they have on their website shows an example how we can save money on a particular route. From Blk 114 Whampoa Road to VivoCity.
But if you try out the TransitLink http://www.transitlink.com.sg/ptjp.html travel planner
or Gothere.sg journey planner at http://gothere.sg/directions#114 whampoa road:vivocity (choose the Bus Option)
You will realise you might be paying more from 3 July!