The ridership on the Bridge Express Shuttle Transit (Best) is gradually increasing.
From 60 passengers on 1 March, it reached 215 passengers yesterday, 3 March, a source told me.
So far, some 1,100 people have shown interest in the park-and-ride scheme from Sunway Carnival in Seberang Jaya on the mainland across the Penang Bridge to Bayan Lepas on Penang Island, said the source. Certain factories are even believed to be giving free gifts for those who are taking the bus.
The Chief Minister has assigned one of his special officers, Jeffrey Chew, to go to the ground to encourage more Best users.
All of us can help too by encouraging friends or colleagues to make use of this shuttle service. We have to make this work so that we can see wider use of buses and expanded shuttle services in the future.