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On-demand public buses to ply some Singapore roads from December in 6-month trial

Channel News Asia
Published on:
Aug 27, 2018
The LTA on-demand public bus trial covers these 3 areas in Singapore. Image credit: Channel News Asia

Selected on-demand buses will begin plying Singapore's roads during off-peak hours as part of a six-month operational trial beginning in December, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Monday (Aug 27).

During the trial, passengers will be able to request for pick-ups and drop-offs at any bus stop within a defined area through a mobile app, LTA added.

LTA called the tender last August to develop bus services based on commuters' demand via a mobile application in real time.

SWAT was awarded a contract in February 2018 to conduct the first phase of the project.

In the second phase of the project, SWAT will be developing hardware and software solutions for the ODPB system.