'Ride-hailing' buses more cost-effective, especially during off-peak hours

Commuters will be able to make use of the SBS Transit service from 11am to 3pm, and 8.30pm to 11.30pm for Joo Koon in Jurong, and 8.30pm to 11.45pm for Marina Downtown.
Commuters will be able to make use of the SBS Transit service from 11am to 3pm, and 8.30pm to 11.30pm for Joo Koon in Jurong, and 8.30pm to 11.45pm for Marina Downtown.PHOTO: ST FILE

Q: What is the purpose of on-demand buses?

A: Running normal scheduled buses is not always efficient, especially during off-peak hours. On-demand buses allow operators to be more cost-effective, as buses are deployed only when there is demand.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2018, with the headline ''Ride-hailing' buses more cost-effective, especially during off-peak hours'. Print Edition | Subscribe