In the fast-paced urban landscape of today, efficient and seamless transportation is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Every commuter understands the importance of a smooth first and last-mile journey – that crucial link between home and the public transportation hub. Recognizing this need, Prasarana’s bus service provider, Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, has embarked on an ambitious partnership with Kumpool to revolutionize the way we approach commuting.
The Birth of a Game-Changer: October 3rd, 2022
October 3rd, 2022, marked the beginning of an exciting collaboration that promises to redefine the commuter experience. Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd and Kumpool joined forces to launch a pioneering Proof of Concept initiative – an on-demand bus service aimed at enhancing first and last-mile mobility. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between traditional public transportation and the commuter’s doorstep, creating a more holistic and integrated journey.
Empowering Commuters with Kumpool’s App
Central to this transformative initiative is Kumpool’s innovative app. The app empowers commuters to take charge of their travel plans like never before. Need to catch an LRT? No problem. With a few taps on your smartphone, you can pre-book a bus ride from the LRT station to your final destination. This level of flexibility and convenience ensures that you have complete control over your journey, minimizing the stress associated with uncertain last-mile transportation.
Rapid Bus CEO’s Vision for a Connected Future
Muhammad Yazurin Sallij, the CEO of Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, has a clear vision for this strategic collaboration. He envisions a future where commuting seamlessly integrates various modes of transportation, offering a holistic and hassle-free experience for all. He believes that by combining Rapid Bus’s extensive network with Kumpool’s innovative technology, commuters can experience a new era of urban mobility.
In his own words, “This collaboration marks a significant leap forward in enhancing the first and last-mile journey for commuters. By integrating our services with Kumpool’s innovative platform, we are providing an avenue for users to pre-book rides from LRT stations to their destinations, ensuring a smoother and more integrated travel experience.”
Affordability and Accessibility at the Core
Perhaps one of the most noteworthy aspects of this collaboration is its affordability. For a mere RM1 per ride, commuters gain access to a personalized and convenient first and last-mile solution. With a range of payment options, including Touch ‘n Go cards and existing My50 cards, the fare process is designed to be seamless, ensuring that convenience extends to every aspect of your journey.
A Glimpse into the Future
As the Proof of Concept initiative gains momentum, both Rapid Bus and Kumpool are eager to gather valuable insights and feedback from commuters. The data collected during this trial period will shape the future of this innovative service, ensuring that it is optimized to meet the diverse needs of modern urbanites.
This collaborative effort between Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd and Kumpool heralds a new chapter in urban transportation. It underscores the power of innovation, technology, and collaboration in creating a more connected, accessible, and convenient commuting experience. As the initiative runs its course until January 3rd, 2023, commuters have the unique opportunity to be a part of this transformative journey.