My son is part of a group of students who travel throughout Singapore to raise awareness to various educational issues to different groups of people. Sometimes they will do a presentation for politicians or educators, and sometimes it will be done for fellow students. They have always had transportation with the school, but they came up short on one trip not long ago. My son took it upon himself to look at different transportation services in Singapore to see if they could find something comparable so they would not have to delay or even cancel their trip.
There are different companies that provide transportation services, and he looked at each and every one of them in our area. St Lee Transport ended up being the winner for a number of reasons. The main one is because their prices are so affordable, but there were other factors as well. The cheapest bus company around would not get their business without a spotless safety record, so a lot of things had to be considered. He was able to get a quote for how much it would cost for 30 students and five sponsors to be bused to a school nearly 50 minutes away.
He knew that the cost was comparable because he already knew the cost of the school handling the transportation. Contrary to popular belief, it is not free. The bus driver must be paid, insurance must be paid, fuel needs to be purchased, and then there is the wear and tear on the vehicle. When he presented his findings to the lead sponsor, it did not take long for her to get the wheels in motion, and I do mean that literally. Now, they have a backup mode of transportation, and they are all happy that they will never have to go through a few hours of panic like they did when their own transportation failed them.