Zeelo launches in Italy

UK bus-sharing company, Zeelo, has joined forces with Rome-based bus platform, Busrapido.

The partnership sees the launch of safe commuter transport for companies employing key workers in Italy, a country particularly hard hit by COVID-19. With public transport levels being reduced, Zeelo believes this new transport offering will help critical staff during the lockdown and for all commuters as they start returning to the workplace. Riders will be provided with a mobile app to book their trips and track the bus with routes optimised to ensure pick-up locations are convenient as possible. The venture will operate the trips in partnership with Busrapido’s network of over 350 vetted bus operator partners.

The Zeelo service ensures all drivers have PPE (personal protective equipment), hand sanitiser is on board for all passengers, while social distancing is enforced using smart booking technology that monitors the amount of people on board to ensure commuters can keep a safe distance from others. Zeelo is already providing these services in the UK and South Africa to the likes of Amazon, Argos, Ocado, Colgate, Avara Foods and Hermes.

CEO and co-founder of Zeelo, Sam Ryan, said: “The way we all travel to work has to change, both now and in the future. Safety for passengers and drivers is paramount as we battle COVID-19 but shared transport will also make a huge dent in pollution and traffic levels.”

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