More of us than ever are using Malta’s buses, according to new figures.
A record 58 million commuters caught the bus last year, that’s a rise of seven percent or four million passengers over 2018.
The impressive increase in passenger numbers was announced by Malta’s transport minister in Parliament.
Ian Borg told MPs that the government was ‘committed to providing free bus travel for all senior citizens’ within the next two years.
He said more than 39,000 school pupils and students aged between 14 and 20 are already able to travel for free in Malta and Gozo.
Since the start of its operations in 2015, Malta Public Transport has overhauled its existing fleet with more than 250 brand new buses.
The bus company’s chairman Felipe Cosmen said Malta’s bus fleet was ‘one of the youngest and cleanest public transport fleets in Europe’.