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Jakarta Post

Busway system could save Rp 235 billion in subsidies

  • Agnes Winarti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 2 2008   /  10:53 am

If private vehicle users switched to taking the busway, the administration could save hundreds of billions of rupiahs, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) estimates. "On the assumption that private vehicles travel an average of 10 kilometers in an hour, Rp 235 billion (US$25.8 million) would be saved in fuel subsidies a year if private vehicle users switched to the busway," ITDP national director Milatia Kusuma Mu'min said at a seminar Tuesday. The seminar on economical efficiency prospects through improving public transportation services was held by the ITDP, the Indonesian Transportation Community and the University of Indonesia's engineering faculty alumni association. The Transjakarta busway routes are Blok M-Kota, Pulo Gadung-Harmoni, Kalideres-Harmoni, Pulo Gadung-Dukuh Atas, Ancol-Kampung Melayu, Ragunan-Kuningan, and Kam...