Little Cab is planning to launch minibus services in 2019 which will enable riders to reserve a seat and board 33-seater minibuses at specific times of the day.
The Kenyan-owned taxi-hailing app will roll out the cab dubbed Little Shuttle on Kangemi and Nextgen route with the legal aid of Kenya’s National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).
“We expect to fine-tune the platform as we pilot and customise it further to solve real city problems. For our pilot and also as we go live, we would be working with partners who have clean bigger buses with a seating capacity of 33 and above,” Kamal Budhabhatti, the founder of Craft Silicon, a firm that owns Little Cab, was quoted by Business Daily.
Rival company, Uber also announced plans to launch similar services in Kenya after it implemented the same in Egypt.
Little Cab further noted that it plans to expand the service to Kampala and Dar es Salaam.