App-based transportation solution to pilot test in Accra
Trials for an app-based mass transportation solution within Accra Metropolis will soon roll-out since the agreement has been signed for its commencement. The agreement was signed between two transport companies: Treepz Ghana, a startup and HM Evolution Services Ltd, an already existing and leading transport company.
The partnership will allow commuters to book intra-city bus rides on HM Evolution 44-seater buses via the Treepz Mobile app.
Should the trials be successful, the partnership will provide additional 44-seater buses to ease the stress of commuting in the lives of Ghanaians, especially those in the metropolis
“The agreement will also seek to ease the burden of passengers who have to stand for long hours to queue or fight for seats at bus stops. With the Treepz mobile app, it will be easy for passengers to reserve their seats even before they get to their bus stops,” the company said in a statement.
“They only have to select their pick-up time, in addition to their pick-up and drop-off bus stops, and wait for their bus to arrive. The pilot will commence on the Accra to Ayi Mensah, Circle to Amasaman and Circle to Kasoa routes”.
Treepz Ghana Country Manager, Isidore Kportufe added that: “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with HM Evolution, and are really looking forward to welcoming other bus partners onto our Vehicle Partnership program.
“This demonstrates Treepz Ghana’s long-term commitment to lead the charge in adopting shared mobility technology to improve how we commute and make it hassle-free to move around the city. Most importantly, our bus partners are guaranteed steady revenue and growth in their business.”
HM Evolution Services Managing Director Adri Hopson said: “We are confident that with further engagement with all stakeholders in the transport sector, we can modernize the industry and remove all bottlenecks within the industry.
“Although we have been in the transportation business for some years, we are very optimistic about this opportunity to introduce technology through our partnership with Treepz Ghana. Our buses are neat, air-conditioned, and very comfortable and will provide a great in-ride experience to all passengers”.