Singapore government tries out bus pooling too
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has plans set for the nation’s on-demand bus service. After its call for tender in August 2017, it has awarded close to S$500,000 (US$380,000) in contracts. Out of 10 proposals, two tenderers outshone its competitors with its comprehensive offerings. This is the first of the two-phase tender. The second phase will happen in the third quarter of 2018. After which, operational trials will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The two awardees for the first phase tender are Via Transportation, Inc. (VIA) and Ministry of Movement Pte Ltd (SWAT).