DART targets 1,000 rides per day by 2020

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A Dart Stop signage in Gadong. The ride-hailing company is planning to install more Dart stops soon to make it easier for people to use its services. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Aziq Azman
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Brunei’s first ride-hailing business Dart has set a target of servicing 1,000 rides per day by the end of 2019, following the 40,000 rides recorded within the first year of its operation.

The firm which was first established in 2017 as a taxi-hailing app began its ride-sharing services in May last year, after its business plans were approved by the government.  To date, it is the only firm that allows locals to register themselves as drivers and use their own cars to service passengers.

Founder and CEO of Dart logistics Zul’Amali Dato Paduka Hj Idris giving his opening remarks at the anniversary of Dart held at Progresif Headquarters. Image : Aziq Azman

Celebrating Dart’s one-year anniversary recently, Chief Executive Officer and Founder Zul’Amali Dato Paduka Hj Idris lauded the company’s many feats achieved within just 12 months since it began its operation.

“We have had one year of Dart car and we didn’t know what to expect (but we end up with) almost 40,000 rides to date,” he said.

“We always have high ambitions and we are really going for it.  Our next target is to get 1,000 rides a day.  It is a high target but look at us and what we have achieved so far – I know we can do this,” he added.

Twelve months since its started operating, Dart now has 150 registered drivers – with “the most diligent” drivers able to consistently make $1,500 per month.  Over half of these Dart drivers are youths in between 20 to 34 years old.

The Bruneian