Singapore, March 11 (IANS) After a one-month public voting exercise by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), “Lush Green” instead of “Bright Red”, has been picked as the colour for new public buses in Singapore.
The LTA described the result as a “close call”, with green edging out red by 144 votes. In total, 57,505 valid votes were cast, Channel News Asia reported.
The chosen bus colour was unveiled by Senior Minister of State for Transport Ng Chee Meng on the sidelines of the inaugural Bus Carnival held on Friday.
The green buses are expected to be on the roads from the middle of this year.
The LTA said the new colour will create a “unified and distinctive identity” for Singapore buses.
The new double-decker buses will have three doors and two staircases, with new features like USB charging ports and a Passenger Information Display that will give real-time information on the next bus stop along its route.