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Jakarta Post

Commuters enjoy less travel time due to new busway rule

  • The Jakarta Post

    Jakarta

  /   Tue, March 11 2008   /  01:38 am

On the first day the busway returned exclusivity to its lanes, TransJakarta passengers enjoyed shorter commuting time while other motorists were caught in the city's usual traffic jams. The administration on Monday restored its policy of banning other vehicles from busway lanes. "It only took about 40 minutes from Ragunan to my office in Kuningan. When they allowed motorists to use busway lanes, it took about 90 minutes. If it rained, it could take about two hours," said a passenger, Ficky. "For me, fast travel is the most important thing, comfort comes second. I don't mind standing on the bus, as long as it's fast," she said. Another passenger, Retno, shared her opinion. "I was quite surprised that it only took 15 minutes from Duren Tiga to Kuningan. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes," said Retno, who works at a te...