The Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, together with the truck manufacturer KamAZ, will launch a personalized bus transportation service in Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts in the first half of 2021. Maxim Liksutov, Head of the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, wrote about this in the Telegram channel.
The service will complement ground transportation along with bike rentals, car sharing and taxis. Passengers will be able to use it via the Moscow Transport application, where they will need to plot the desired route. Then the user will receive information when and where the bus, which goes in the same direction, will stop. The bus will arrive at an imaginary stop within a radius of 500 m from the place where it was ordered, it will be possible to book a seat in advance. Payment for the trip will be available only via a mobile application.
According to Maxim Liksutov, the capacity of the buses will be approximately 8-16 people. Based on the results of the experiment, the service can be launched for carrying schoolchildren. The project has been implemented in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts due to the impossibility of launching a full-fledged network of ground transport routes in this area.
The new service is developed within the MaaS concept, the creation of which was announced by the department in early November. The platform will unite all city and a number of private transport services.
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