The government of Selangor wants to start and grow Demand Responsive Transit (DRT) zones to make it easier for people to use public transportation in the first and last miles. DRT is a new way to improve transportation and make it easier for people to get to places where public transit is available. Adding more DRT services to Selangor will help the state’s public transportation system work better as a whole.
Getting Demand Responsive Transit Zones going
In November 2023, the DRT zones will open in four main places: Puchong, Ampang, Bandar Utama, and Subang Jaya. There will be breaks between the first and last miles, and these zones will fill them in. More DRT services will added to places like Puchong and Subang Jaya, where they already used as test runs. The fact that the state government is being so hostile shows that it wants to make public transportation better.
In 2024, Demand Responsive Transit getting more people
The Selangor government wants to expand the DRT service to even more places by the start of 2024. It will happen in Shah Alam, Klang, Serdang, and Hulu Kelang. It found that these areas need better links to public transit hubs, which means that DRT services would work well there.
Making the most of cost and efficiency
If the government of Selangor wants to make sure that every dollar is used well, they have told local governments to check out the bus lines that Smart Selangor already runs. If people only need certain bus routes at certain times of the day, this study will help figure out if those routes can be changed to DRT. For better services for the people of the state, the government tries to save money as much as possible.
Giving you a better walk
Besides DRT services, making paths better is another important way to connect and make neighborhoods easier to walk through. Getting people to walk will not only improve their health, but it will also make them less dependent on their cars, which will finally make traffic less bad.
How Demand Responsive Transit Works
Demand Responsive Transit (DRT) is a new type of public transportation that changes based on demand. It uses software to plan the best routes or zones for transportation. It can handle many orders at once and quickly sends out cars by using smart models that look at trip time, waiting time, and traffic. The DRT system is now a part of the RM25 million Selangor Mobiliti project, which aims to make the state’s transportation better.
Providers and Growth Plans
Right now, Trek Rides run by Asia Mobiliti, and Mobi run by BadanBas Coach. Both companies in Selangor and offer DRT services. Kumpool looked at by the state government as a possible third party that could help DRT services grow and get better even more.
Putting money away for 2024
It’s possible that the amount of money set aside for investments will stay the same in 2024 as it is now. The money will mostly used for events that have already planned, such as the Selangor International Business Summit and the Selangor Aviation Show. It will also be used for projects that are run by the Selangor Information Technology and Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec). To help the economy, get more people to start their own businesses, and create good jobs in Selangor, the government is ready to raise the budget.
Small businesses can get more power from ECX23
The Selangor E-Commerce Xccelerator (ECX23) has helped small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) a lot by giving them more power. The school helps and trains people who want to start their own business or work as digital entrepreneurs. One winner picked from each of the 30 small companies that participated. The people who won all knew how to do well in the world of internet business.
That being said
Through Demand Responsive Transit zones, the Selangor government wants to make it easier for people to use public transportation. This shows that it wants to give its citizens ways to get around that are quick, good for the environment, and simple to use. These projects and attempts to get people to walk will make Selangor healthy and better connected in the long run.