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Five years on, same problems punctures Transjakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 14 2009   /  09:25 am

Transjakarta celebrates its fifth birthday Thursday, while passengers remain frustrated with the lack of comfort on board the buses and the problem of interconnectivity.

A busway passenger, Ivan S, who works as an accountant at a public auditing company in Semanggi, Central Jakarta, bemoaned overcrowded buses and shelters, and complained about reckless busway drivers.
“The [Atma Jaya] bus shelter gets unbearably crowded during peak hour, raising my concern about pickpockets,” he said.
Ivan suggested Transjakarta add more buses.
“With more buses, there will be more seats and space available for passengers,” Ivan said.
“And with that, there will be less people gathering in the shelters, reducing the threat of pickpockets,” Ivan said.
The have been several incidents of theft reported both inside shelters a...