Treepz, the Nigerian mobility startup formerly Plentywaka, has announced a partnership with CMS Taxi and Motor Nigeria Limited (CMS T&M) in Lagos.
The partnership will see the CMS T&M passengers have access to a more convenient payment option and predictable travel times.
The technology provided by Treepz will allow the CMS T&M management to manage their operations efficiently and digitise their ticketing systems to provide transparency for the bus operator.
CMS T&M is a 53-year-old licensed shuttle bus company that operates in the Central Business District of Lagos including Marina, Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Lekki areas of Lagos State, with high-capacity buses and minivans.
With over 1.6 million passengers annually, CMS T&M provides conducive vehicles that ease the daily commute of workers, students, and traders within the city.
“At Treepz, our goal is to improve the public transportation system in Africa using technology and we are constantly looking out for opportunities to make this happen. By combining the expertise and technologies of Treepz, with CMS T&M’s 42 years of experience in public transportation and fleet management, we are on the right path to achieving this goal.
“I am particularly excited about the payment method that will be introduced which is quite similar to the Oyster card system in London. This will greatly improve the experience of daily commuters in Lagos and kick-start the digitalization of transportation systems across Nigeria” said Mr. Onyeka Akumah, CEO & Co-Founder Treepz Inc.
Also speaking on the partnership, the CMS T&M Managing Director, Andrew Akhigbe, had this to say, “We are excited about our recent partnership with Treepz and can’t wait to power our CMS bus park using world-class technology with benefits occurring to both partners and commuters. Being a business of over 53 years, one of our goals is to drive a transparent operation system and Treepz helps us meet this using technology.”