Local News

Nishitetsu and Mitsubishi Corporation Test On-Demand Buses

Nishitetsu and Mitsubishi Corporation has established a joint company to test an “on-demand bus” service in Island City, Fukuoka. The bus, which doesn’t have a fixed schedule or routes, operates according to passengers’ needs. When users send their current location and destination via a special application, the system will reply with a “meeting point” and estimated waiting time calculated by AI. The fare ranges between ¥200 and ¥400 and credit card payment will be accepted online in addition to the conventional IC and cash payments. Five wagons will run 6:00~22:00 mainly in Island City, Higashi-ku for a year from late April. This will be the first pay-on-demand bus to be introduced in an urban area of Japan. Source: Nishitetsu Group, 3/13/2019

Disclaimer: Fukuoka Now posts summaries of Kyushu area related news for the benefit of those who cannot read Japanese. Contents posted here are mostly summaries of publicly posted news stories from Japanese media organizations. Errors might occur during translation. Those errors are ours, and not the news source’s. Photos and images are sourced separately and are for illustrative purposes only. Please use this form to send feedback and questions.

Category
General
Higashi-ku
Published: Mar 19, 2019 / Last Updated: Mar 22, 2019

ページトップに戻る