The Transportation Ministry plans to
build Bus Rapid Transportation (BRT) systems (busways) in Makassar, Padang and
Surabaya this year, in efforts to reduce traffic congestion in those cities.
The central and local
administrations have been working together to develop the new busway networks,
Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Supriyadi Ervan said Tuesday.
Bambang said the three cities would hire
a private company to operate the networks, and provide a complete service to
“We will allow each local government
to develop the project. The ministry will fully support them,” he said as
quoted by tribunnews.com.
Bambang said the government expected
to have BRT systems in all provincial capitals by 2015.