Am currently taking part in the Zambia Information and Communications Authority (ZICTA)’s 2016 ICT Innovation Programme and the system am working on is a Municipal Bus Ticketing System. You can read more about my participation in this program here:
The Idea of the system is to
1.Make it convenient for commuters to buy tickets online.Commuters can but tickets for a single trip,for a week or even for a month.
2.Ensure that bus owners get the correct amount of money from their drivers for the trips the drivers make.
3.Enable the councils to collect bus levy.
4.Send alerts/reminders to bus owners when the buses are due for fitness or insurance.
We will soon be ready to pilot this system ,but before this can be done we need a go ahead from the council and proof that we have citizens who are tired of the current system and will be ready to use the new system.
To add your voice to those that believe in the need for a new system please sign here:Petition:Improve Public Transport In Zambia
For those that would like to sign up to use the online bus ticketing system, or register their bus/buses you can do so in these simple steps.
- Go to the facebook page My Zambia My Home
- Look out for the tab that says : Sign up to use intracity bus ticketing system.As seen in the image below:3.This will open a tab like this :
Enter your details and we will notify you once the system goes live,you will then be able to buy your tickets online.
Alternatively you can register here:Register for SmartCommute
Your support is much appreciated.