Jakarta calls on companies to provide staff buses
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration has called on businesses to help ease the chaotic traffic in the capital by providing shuttle buses for employees, an official has said.
Jakarta City Secretary Saefullah said the move was expected to reduce the growing number of private vehicles traveling in the sprawling capital and which appeared to show no sign of abating.
"It would be helpful if every organization and company had the idea to provide shuttle buses for their staff, because many people could be transported in one vehicle," he said at City Hall in Central Jakarta on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that the city administration had already taken the first step by rolling out a fleet of 21 buses to transport its civil servants to their offices.
Saefullah stressed that the step was necessary, as he observed that many private cars carried only one or two people, exacerbating traffic conditions by adding to the volume of cars on the city's roads. (fac)