Ride-hailing service GoJek, under GoTo Gojek Tokopedia, has introduced its multimodal service solution GoRide Transit which integrates its GoRide ride-hailing service and public transportation service into one transaction.
With GoRide Transit, individuals can take a GoRide to the station, enter a public train under the KRL Commuterline and then get on another GoRide to their final destination.
The new service aims to help individuals save more and commute easily and will create a route for its customers when they select their final destination and choose a train station route. Through GoRide Transit, individuals will have QR tickets to scan to get on the KRL Commuterline and will be able to track train trips live, according to a statement by the brand.
GoRide Transit is in line with GoTo Group’s strategy to expand its product offerings to cater to a wider group of consumers with a focus on those who use public transportation, said Patrick Walujo, president director of the GoTo Group as reported by The Jakarta Post.
Through the service, the company also hopes to encourage the use of public transportation as a more environmentally friendly and sustainable form of mobility in line with GoTo Group’s zero waste, emissions and barriers commitment.
Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi also added that he hopes that GoRide Transit will help facilitate mobility and overcome issues pertaining to congestion and air pollution in urban areas. In fact, the Center for Transportation and Logistics Studies at Gadjah Mada Univeristy (PUSTRAL UGM) revealed that GoRide Transit reduces travel time by 15% and can lead to 27% savings per trip by streamlining the KRL ticket queues and those who wait for their GoRide at the station.
GoJek's efforts to help Indonesian commuters were recognised as part of global clothing apparel company UNIQLO's 10-year anniversary in Indonesia. UNIQLO collaborated with popular Indonesian brands GoJek, Indomie and Tolak Angin Indonesian brands to create a special collection of UNIQLO t-shirts that feature cartoon icons that are synonymous with the respective brands.
“Together with these three brands, we want to contribute to making the lives of the Indonesian people better now and in the years to come with the best quality products, in a collection of UT T-shirts with attractive and exclusive designs,” said the brand in a statement on its website.
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