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TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

GrabShuttle launches school trip services

The service allows parents to crowdsource desired routes through GrabShuttle's website.

Grab is expanding its GrabShuttle service for students. According to a press release, the service will allow users to customise and crowdsource desired routes by submitting requests to the GrabShuttle webpage. Prices for this new service start from $130/month for one-way trips and follows a nine-month payment schedule.

On top of regular 13- and 23-seater GrabShuttle vehicles, parents and staff can also opt for 4-seater taxis with minimal drop-off and pick-up points. "The expanded service is open to all primary, secondary, and tertiary school students and staff in Singapore," it said.

Benefits of the service include shorter journey times with the right capacity of the vehicle to cater for users who are matched up on a route. "For example, users who opt for the taxi service will only have three to four drop-off points," Grab added.

Users who opt for the taxi service also have the flexibility to customize drop-off points for different days. without any additional charges. Moreover, parents are able to track routes in real-time via the GrabShuttle app and directly contact the driver when needed.

GrabShuttle Singapore head Alvin Wee commented, “At Grab, we are constantly thinking about how we can create efficient and localised services to meet Singaporeans’ transportation needs, whilst sharing the government’s vision for a car-lite nation. Since we launched GrabShuttle over a year ago, we have had parents and teachers requesting for routes to and from schools, as well as a more personalised service that better meet their needs."

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