are two types of public light buses : red and green
minibuses. The green minibuses are operated on fixed
routings and fares. The routings and fares of red minibus
are not subject to regulation but there are restrictions
on their operation. All 4,350 public light buses are
air-conditioned and have 16 passenger seats. Large indicators
showing destination and fare are displayed at the front
of the vehicles.Since 1997, operators of new green minibus
routes have been required to install call bells inside
compartment so that passengers can indicate to the drivers
that they wish to alight at the next stop.
Moreover, the operators are encouraged
to provide the following features on board to facilitate
passengers with disabilities:
- priority seats for persons in need;
- braille registration number plate inside
- provision of handrails; and
- non-slip floor material.
However, due to the provision
of steps on public light buses, wheelchair users and
persons with severe walking difficulties may find this
mode unsuitable for commuting. Those persons with visual
and hearing impairment as well as those with moderate
walking difficulties may conveniently use the services.
Green minibus (GMB)
The G.M.B. Maxicab Operators General Association Ltd.
5171 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)