Try out the new on-demand bus service – test phase 2

On-demand Bus

 Posted on Dec 23, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that Community Life is testing a new app-based mobility service which aims to enhance the experience for community members who use on-campus buses.

The new service will have several advantages:

  • Flexible and on-demand – The bus comes when you need it and takes you where you want to go
  • Save your time – The average trip duration is shorter than with the existing service
  • Eco-friendly – The new service emits and consumes less than the existing service

Try out the on-demand bus

The first test phase has been completed and we've received positive feedback from the community.

If you would also like to test this service, the second test phase will run from December 24 to February 1 between 6:30 A.M. and 1:00 A.M. in addition to and parallel with your regular daily bus schedule at KAUST. The on-demand bus will take you anywhere you want to go on campus and in residential areas of KAUST.

To try this new service, download the MaaCom app available on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Your feedback matters

After testing this new on-campus bus service, please take a short survey to share your reflections so we can adapt based on your feedback. 

Contact us

For further information and technical support contact Saptco at or 012-808-5222.

On-demand or autonomous?

Please note that this new on-demand bus is a separate service to the autonomous shuttle which has also launched recently. Learn more about the autonomous shuttle.

Nabeel Masoudi

Interim Director, Community Services & Engagement

On-demand Bus