GetGo, Singapore’s car-sharing platform, and SBS Transit, a bus and rail operator in Singapore, have announced a new partnership to promote seamless and sustainable mobility solutions for a car-lite Singapore.

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, both companies have committed to jointly promote car-sharing for better first- and last-mile connectivity to or from SBS Transit’s islandwide rail and bus network.

This partnership aims to create a flexible, inclusive, and sustainable mobility ecosystem in Singapore, promoting the advantages of commuting anywhere by bus, train, and shared cars without the need for personal vehicle ownership, the duo said in a statement.

According to the statement, both companies will also tie-up with external partners and merchants to offer marketing promotions via GetGo’s ‘GetDeals’ loyalty program to encourage greener commutes.

Partners that have previously participated in the GetDeals program include Sentosa, Singapore Discovery Centre, and The Punggol Settlement.

“We are excited to announce GetGo’s partnership with SBS Transit, as it marks a pivotal step towards realizing Singapore’s ‘car-lite’ vision,” said Toh Ting Feng, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of GetGo.

According to him, this collaboration underscores their commitment to redefining the future of urban mobility.

“By offering an affordable and efficient transportation alternative, we aspire to not just connect commuters but to inspire a paradigm shift, promoting a ‘car-lite’ ethos that aligns with our nation’s longstanding sustainable vision and the evolving needs of Singaporeans,” he added.

Jeffrey Sim Vee Ming, Group Chief Executive Officer of SBS Transit said that in line with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, they are fully committed to forging collaborative partnerships and co-creating innovative solutions that encourage and inspire active mobility for a more sustainable future.

“Hence, we are delighted to join forces with GetGo to enhance first- and last- mile connectivity to our public transport networks, making our buses and trains more accessible, inclusive, and convenient for our commuters,” he added.

Known for its extensive fleet of over 3,000 vehicles at 1,600 locations, GetGo offers 24/7 rentals, including a notable selection of over 300 electric vehicles (EVs).

Its pickup locations extend beyond HDB carparks, encompassing selected Esso Petrol stations, SAFRA clubhouses, mixed developments, and spots conveniently situated near MRT stations and bus interchanges.

Since its launch in February 2021, GetGo has enabled its community of over 300,000 users to complete over three million journeys.

SBS Transit is a public-listed company in Singapore and a member of the ComfortDelGro Group, which is one of the world’s leading land transport companies.

A multi-modal public transport operator, SBS Transit runs the North East Line, which is the world’s first automated, underground heavy metro system.

It also operates the Downtown Line, which is currently the longest underground MRT line in Singapore, and the Sengkang-Punggol Light Rail Transit Systems.

In total, it operates 78 stations with 198 trains running on 83 track-km.

It is also the biggest and most experienced public bus operator in Singapore.

With a fleet of over 3,000 buses, it operates some 220 bus routes. It carries more than three million passenger trips on its network of buses and trains every day.

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