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Jakarta Post

Busway project moves forward despite service flaws

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, June 8 2009   /  10:42 am

Jakarta is moving forward with its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which includes the Transjakarta busway, although many reforms are still needed to ease congestion in the city, transportation experts said in a recent workshop. Experts from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) said more comprehensive reforms were needed to give Jakarta a better public transportation system, rather than just relying on new modes like the Transjakarta busway. “The BRT system is already on the right track with the development of the Transjakarta busway, despite some flaws in the service. We just have to improve it,” said ITDP’s Harya Setyaka. He said the Transjakarta busway, which was introduced in 2004, had recorded an increasing number of passengers. “In January, the bus served some 230,000 passengers daily, and now [June] it has around 245,000 daily pa...