The Government of Melaka has introduced three new products to ensure a more efficient and effective public transportation system in the Malaysian state. The products include the bus-on-demand service known as Kumpool Kasturi, the ETA GPS journey planner application, and a cashless payment system for buses operated by Panorama Melaka.
The government will provide eight on-demand buses which will operate in the area around the city and will serve as feeder buses. The buses will use a smart application with an ‘on demand’ concept that will use GPS technology to provide real-time information about bus routes, schedules, and estimated arrival times. This will allow passengers to plan their journey more efficiently.
Finally, the introduction of a cashless fare collection system on the buses will also improve the passenger experience. It will also reduce boarding times on the vehicles.
The initiative is approved by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), and the number of intermediate buses would be increased depending on passenger demand.