All Techno – Singapore is one of the busiest cities in Southeast Asia. But unlike Bangkok and Jakarta are often adorned with traffic jams on the highway, similar things seem absent there. So what’s the secret?
Director of Data Government Government Digital Services from Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), Liu Feng-Yuan said there is a special treatment conducted judi poker online by the Singapore government so that residents do not complain about congestion on the road.
Similar to Jakarta, Singapore does not have enough road infrastructure growth to accommodate the current population growth of 5.5 million people. Road construction occurs only in 12 percent of the area, much smaller than the 14 percent increase in housing. To that end, GovTech makes two types of road routes namely the main line and the path called Beeline.
This road route is different from the main route that never changes and is facilitated with mass transit such as MRT and SBS. Beeline is facilitated by private company vehicles or third parties such as Grab to serve a more dynamic route.
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“We are open to not only working with Grab for all Beeline operations, but the government is looking forward to working with other players interested in developing innovations with different technology-based modes and options,” said Feng-Yuan.
Just information, which is a dynamic route that is the flexibility of the availability of bus pengampu (shuttle) to transport passengers on demand number and lane. Cooperation GovTech and Grab for example, only serve the routes required users.
GovTech judge the Beeline path is like a living thing that can sometimes develop but can also die. In addition, this kind of cooperation is expected to add options for people whose areas are not covered by mass transportation.
“Currently we have 47 routes, but there are also routes that can be increased if demand is high and some are shut down because it is not needed,” explained Lim Kell Jay as Head of Grab Singapore.
Beeline has been built by the Singapore government 1.5 years ago. Currently, they already have 100 dynamic routes that work with eight transport companies. Some of these routes can be accessed through the GovTech website or the smart phone app. From there, residents of Singapore can access the routes available in certain areas and view their schedules and book trips.
However, for those who want to take advantage of this service must debit some money using a credit card. If the number of passengers is sufficient, then one company will provide the bus driver. The minimum number of quotas is determined by each company from 20 to 30 passengers for one departure on one line.
“If the number of passengers does not meet the quota, then the trip will be canceled and your money back.For business cost, we submit to every company.Some routes are open to the public, but some are only available to employees of a company,” added Feng-Yuan.
The route based on the results of this customer’s (crowdsourcing) can begin after 1-2 months of demand and the ultimate goal is not to make a profit. However, the government allows private companies to take advantage.
Such a system, reportedly will also be brought Grab to Indonesia through GrabShuttle. But when confirmed, the Grab can not be sure when it was realized. In the meantime, in the future GovTech plans to bring a car without driver mode more broadly on the streets of Singapore.
“The transport authority is planning to operate buses and cars without drivers, we are open with the initiatives of contractors, but so far the project is still limited to pilot projects, limited in some areas in Singapore,” he concluded.