Malta Public Transport carried its 50 millionth passenger on Thursday, making 2018 another record year for public transport in Malta, with the numbers projected to exceed 52 million by the end of the year.
These numbers mean that Malta Public Transport registered a 30 per cent increase in passengers since 2015, the first year of operation. This increase in passengers was felt across various groups of passengers including locals and visitors alike.
This year, 21,000 young people saved more than €1.5 million and benefited from more than 3.6 million free trips. In 2019, the government announced that it would be allocating more than €3 million to give free public transportation to anyone between 14 and 20, with more than 27,000 young people benefitting from this measure.
This same benefit is also extended to anyone over 20 years old and studying full time, and discussions with the entities concerned are also underway to offer free transportation to those with a disability.
The 50 millionth passenger was presented with a holiday for two to Spain as well a year of free travel with Malta Public Transport. She was greeted at the Valletta Terminus by Malta Public Transport general manager Konrad Pulé.
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