DRT, BOD would be introduced in rural Sabah, Sarawak

The Demand Responsive Transit (DRT) and Bus On Demand (BOD) initiatives would be extended to the rural areas of Sabah and Sarawak, confirmed Transport Minister, Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

“The government would be implementing the DRT and BOD initiatives via proof of concept (POC) that allows end users to use this service to overcome the problem of first mile and last mile in rural areas,” said Loke in a parliamentary written reply.

“BOD enables bus services or van services to be booked without a schedule and fixed route and can operate within an approved zone. The PIC would enable one to see the effectiveness of the service, assess the impact on already available services and data collection on the use of BOD.

“This POC initiative will be extended to Sabah and Sarawak.”

He said this in response to Larry Soon (PBM-Julau) who asked on the federal government’s plans to implement public transport services such as mini vans in the interior areas of Sabah and Sarawak.

DRT has been introduced in some parts of the Klang Valley.

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