On-call buses due to arrive by end of year

Service that promises to let you summon a bus as easily as calling a cab set to launch

Co-founders Arthur Chua (left) and Jarrold Ong want their service to be 25 per cent slower than cabs but 75 per cent cheaper.
Co-founders Arthur Chua (left) and Jarrold Ong want their service to be 25 per cent slower than cabs but 75 per cent cheaper.ST PHOTO: CARL ZENO TAN

By the end of this year, commuters could be able to summon a bus as easily as they call for a cab now. These on-demand buses will cost much less than taxis and could have a higher service standard than public buses.

Ministry of Movement - an 18-month-old start-up which operates under the brandname Swat - aims to launch such a service in Punggol, Joo Koon and Shenton Way in the fourth quarter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'On-call buses due to arrive by end of year'. Subscribe