The Transport Ministry has taken another step to improve safety in the public transportation sector.
The Ministry launched its Travel Pal app this morning (December 20).
The Travel Pal app allows passengers to use their mobile devices to scan the registration plates of public passenger vehicles (PPVs) to verify if they are licensed by the Transport Authority.
Speaking at the launch, Head of Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Gary McKenzie says he believes the app will offer more protection for public passengers.
ACP Mckenzie says over the years, there have been a number of abductions in the public transport sector.
He says the police are concerned about the incidents and he is pleased that the app has been launched to minimize these occurrences.
ACP McKenzie says the problem also exists among robot taxi operators and the app will seek to address the realities in the sector.
The Travel App is part of the Ministry’s 16-point plan geared at reforming the public transportation system.