The government of Singapore has been constantly on its toes in developing new ways on how to improve its (already advanced) public transport system. With the new developments set to take full effect starting this year, commuters can expect an even more convenient ride going to places here in Singapore.
Despite the increase in public transport fare since late last year, residents can see where and how the projects are being introduced for the benefit of the riding public along with the new laws that support motorists and passengers.
On-Demand Public Buses on First 2 Months of Trial Make 6,000 Trips in Singapore
Seven weeks on its 6-month trial, about 6,000 trips were made by on-demand public buses according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), as shared in a report by the Straits Times.
The trial which was first introduced in December and will run until June 15 – enables commuters to request pick-ups and drop-offs at any bus stop within the Joo Koon and Marina Downtown areas by using two mobile apps.
The BusNow App which was created by local firm Ministry of Movement to book rides in the Marina Downtown Area has been downloaded about 11,000 times. The app can also be used to book late-night buses between the Central Business District as well as the Bedok and Tampines areas.
Meanwhile, the BusGo app can be used for booking buses in Joo Koon, and has also been downloaded about 9,000 times.
The LTA has generally received positive feedback for the new service with only isolated cases of schedule delays due to “technical issues”.
At this point, the LTA is has been considering public suggestions as they tweak the system in response to commuters’ travel demand.
On-demand public buses have been implemented in several countries with varying results.