Kenyan ICT company MobiTill said it has launched the MobiTill Epesi Smart Transport Solution, a mobile application system aimed at streamlining public transport in the the same way ride-sharing apps have done with the taxi economy.
CEO Mary Mwangi said the app will schedule matatus (minibuses) and buses in Nairobi, reducing congestion.
“We launched Epesi trip planner because we believe it’s a big game changer, especially in bringing order in our city,” said Mwangi.
Passengers will be required to download the Epesi Trip Planner app from Google Play.Through the app, passengers will access the GPS location of the buses and know fares of given routes in advance. This will assist passengers to queue at different terminals as they can check which buses are offloading and those loading.