New hybrid buses run in the street in Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province. [Photo/ntgjzgs.cn]
Nantong residents will be able to enjoy discounts on public transport in 260 cities nationwide with an all-in-one transport card by the end of this year, according to an announcement at a Ministry of Transport news conference on June 11.
A total of 245 cities have been included in the country’s traffic union system and another 15 will enter the list by the end of this year, according to an official at the news conference.
Passengers with the card can take both buses and subways in the downtown area of cities and enjoy the same preferential policies, such as discounts on bus rides, currently enjoyed by people using each city's own transport card.
According to authorities, the service is expected to cover rural areas in 2020.
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