Our Goals

Provide Information

To provide easy-to-use, accessible, and convenient information about the bus routes, what locations the route covers, their stops, and their time tables.

Encourage More People to Use the Bus

By creating this service, we believe that we can encourage people of all income brackets and nationalities to utilize the bus system in Kuwait.

Reduce Carbon Emissions

Kuwait was recently named the 2nd most toxic country in the world in terms of air quality as a result of excessive pollution[1]. If more people begin to use the bus as transportation, carbon emission rates will decline due to a reduction in cars on the road. Ultimately, we will see a greener Kuwait.

360° Imagery

Map

Our team

Stops
1021
Total Route in km
1433
Routes
36
Live Map Views
55000

About busKW

BusKW is a public transport advocacy group based in Kuwait. By marketing across multiple channels, we encourage the use of public transportation in Kuwait by all classes of society. To initiate the project, we collected all bus route data and have commenced collecting all schedules, stop positions and 360° imaging of the routes. These data shall be incorporated into various online and mobile services to encourage bus use. By making this information more accessible, we will benefit Kuwaiti society as a whole. As more people take the bus, there will be less traffic congestion. This will reduce pollution and traffic related fatalities and injuries.

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Latest news

Surveys to Find the Most Important Information Gap and Bus App Function

So far we have run two very simple surveys. The first, started 10th January 2017, was to find the most important information gap holding people back from using the buses here. The second, started 23rd April 2017, was to discover the most important function an app about the buses should have. Both surveys continue collecting […]

Data Streams

Our effort to encourage public transport use in Kuwait involves a data collection and management challenge. Additionally, after collecting data about bus routes, stops, depots and schedules we aim to produce some information products. Examples of these are: Maps A routing system for the bus network linking you and your destination Timetable The aim of […]

Stats about Kuwait’s Public Bus Network

I have lived in Kuwait nearly 4 years. Before starting this project, I had caught the bus about 3 times, twice as a last resort. One was during a failed earlier attempt at this project when I was running the Kuwait Mapping Meetup. I mapped the stops of the 999 route with a friend. We […]

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