The Shanghai Traffic Bureau has announced that another 100 public bus routes began offering passengers transfer discounts today, on top of the existing 140 discount routes. Public transport card holders will receive a 0.5 yuan discount on their two-yuan fare for air-conditioned buses if they take a second trip on any of the routes involved in the discount scheme within 90 minutes of boarding the first bus. This follows moves in Beijing earlier this year to axe bus rates to encourage the use of public transportation as an environmentally-friendly choice. Public bus tickets now cost between 20 and 80 cents in the capital.
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