Rapid Bus offers another on-demand van service in KL

THE Klang Valley's fifth on-demand van service offered by Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd will be rolled out for the Sri Rampai and Ulu Kelang area here this coming Monday (May 20).

In a statement Friday (May 17), Rapid Bus said the commencement of the new route, known as T221, that starts from the Sri Rampai LRT to Giant Ulu Kelang, can be utilised through the Kumpool app.

"This service will run concurrently with Rapid KL buses for two to four weeks to enable us to derive the trend in demand and usage, before we fully switch over to the DRT vans as a permanent move," Rapid Bus CEO Muhammad Yazurin Sallij said in the statement.

Yazurin said the routes chosen for DRT services tend to be those that are characterised by low ridership and low (service) frequencies.

"To rejuvenate public transport in Klang Valley, we at Rapid Bus will revamp routes to feature DRT, a move that promises to be faster (to arrive), even at peak times, while promising shorter journey times," he said.

Beginning 2022, DRT services were launched at LRT stations at Wangsa Maju, Alam Megah, Taman Paramount, and Taman Bahagia to provide connectivity with the immediate surroundings, with reception said to be encouraging by recording an average increase of usage by 15%.

By the end of June, Rapid Bus intends to expand the DRT network to more than 15 vans serving several other LRT stations.

"The DRT service offers a guaranteed seat that can be booked daily from 6am to 11.30pm. With an introductory fare of RM1 for each trip, passengers can pay using the My50 concession cards, Touch n' Go cards, along with MyCity pass, Family pass, OKU Smile card, MyRapid concession card, or with cash," added the statement.

Further details can be obtained from Rapid KL social media channels, or www.myrapid.com.my.

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