Not long ago, it didn’t matter how you got to a destination as long as you got there, neither did it matter how long you took to get there, the transport system was nightmare to many a travelers, from poor roads, over-speeding vehicles, reckless drivers, rude crew members, overloaded vehicles, excess passengers just to mention a few. There was a saying back then that “only drunkards drive straight on our roads” this was because of the numerous potholes that required any sober driver to evade, hence making it impossible to drive straight.
Many investors shied away from the transport sector, the roads did not favor them neither did the employees, most employees were either illiterate or semi literate and all they thought of was enriching themselves. The cut these employees took home for themselves at the end of the day would leave any investor counting his losses. The seats were reserved for the elderly, children and the young youth had to settle for a place in the aisle irrespective of how long your journey was.
Gradually our roads improved, then stepped in the late John Michuki (his soul rest in peace), he brought sanity never before imagined on the Kenyan roads. There was more discipline on the roads, vehicles were fitted with speed governors and safety belts, drivers and conductors were neat and in uniform, traveling was for once bearable.
This move by the then minister for transport attracted would be investors and one by people had the courage to put their money in the transport sector. Then came the game changer, introducing the Modern bus, in May 2008 with a fleet of 6 brand new Scania buses Modern Coast joined the transport sector and has since seen many changes in the transport sector, we were the first bus company to introduce different seat types in the same bus, ranging from the VIP, the 1st class and the business class seats, the 1st to introduce our own online booking portal, the 1st to introduce the E-ticketing, the 1st to have wi~fi installed in a passenger service vehicle, the 1st to have an android application for booking, the 1st to have a tracking system for all parcels sent among other firsts.
Over this 7 year period we introduced the more luxurious Oxygen bus, this bus is fully air conditioned comes fitted with air bags and is as comfortable as a bus can get. With us passengers look forward to the next journey, the travels have become more than just a journey it is an experience to relish, a memory many would want to relive, from our friendly staff, excellent customer care, clean and secure buses, experienced drivers and amazing offers.
The company with the support accorded to us by our loyal clients has since expanded from a fleet of 6 buses to over 5o buses, from 2 destinations to over 30 different destinations, we have expanded beyond the Kenyan borders to the East African region with a presence in Uganda, Tanzania and now Rwanda. We have since lived to our self proclaimed status as the ultimate leader, next time you want to make that memorable trip, travel in style choose the ultimate leader.