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Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta hails new Trans Jogja busway

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Tue, February 26 2008   /  12:49 pm

Yogyakarta has welcomed the newly launched Trans Jogja with hopes the system, similar to the TransJakarta busway, can provide affordable, comfortable public transportation. Thousands of residents, including students, have used the new busway since its official opening early last week by Governor Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. Mothers and children, students and workers have traveled to traditional markets, shopping malls and offices across the city with fares costing only Rp 1,000 (approximately nine U.S. cents) during the ongoing trial period. One passenger, Himawan, said he was pleased with the new bus service. "Now, it's easier for me to reach Adi Sucipto airport by taking the busway. Previously, people had difficulty getting to the airport due to a lack of transportation options," he said. Amini, a resident of Wates, Bantul, went sightseeing Tu...