Selangkah App has introduced Trek Rides, a demand-responsive transit (DRT) service for users to find shared rides to public transport services or shuttle services within certain localities.
Currently in its first phase, the feature is accessible to users via the Trek Rides button (under Welfare & Other Services) on the Selangkah app. Clicking on the button will redirect users to the official Trek Rides mobile app to search for available rides.
Users can choose from a series of pre-selected pick-up points and destinations.
The app states that it uses intelligent routing software to direct the user to a virtual pick-up point within walking distance and to plan their travel route.
Users will also be given an estimated time for both pickups and drop-offs. The app will also display the information of the vehicle picking up the passenger.
Trek Rides on its website said a variety of vehicles will be used for Trek Rides including a 10-seater van, a multi-person vehicle (MPV) and a 20-seater bus.
The DRT service is currently available in Puchong covering the LRT Bandar Puteri, LRT Taman Perindustrian, LRT IOI Puchong Jaya and LRT Bandar Kinrara 5 public transport area. It is also available at the UM – Bangsar South zone covering the LRT University area.
The operational hours for the shared ride services are from 7am to 9pm daily with fares listed as RM2 for the Puchong zone and RM1 for the Bangsar South zone.
The ride can be paid with cashless methods such as ewallet or a linked card within the app.
It is also available in Ampang covering the LRT Pandan Jaya, LRT Pandan Indah, LRT Cempaka, LRT Cahaya and MRT Cochrane public transport area. Trek Rides is also expected to expand to Hulu Kelang and Serdang in January 2024.
Selangkah Ventures said the new AI-powered feature aims to solve first/last-mile connectivity woes for public transport users. It collaborated with startup Asia Mobility Technologies on the solution.
“The integration of the Trek Rides service not only addresses the gap between public transport and smart mobility but also bolsters our aspiration for the Selangkah app to evolve into a super-app,” Selangkah Ventures CEO Tengku Iesta Tengku Alaudin said in a statement.
Selangkah was first introduced in 2021 as a contact-tracing app during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, it has evolved into an app to connect users to various initiatives under the Selangor state government.