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Chaotic public transportation is here to stay: Expert

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 12 2009   /  02:43 pm

The new traffic law does not clearly define the government's responsibilities in providing public transportation, with governmental responsibility limited to giving out licenses to transportation companies, an expert said. Transportation expert Rudy Tehamihardja said the new traffic law passed by parliament in May was almost the same as the 1992 transportation and traffic law and would not improve the already messy transportation situation. He pointed out the law's appendix stated it was the government's responsibility to provide safe and comfortable public transportation and private companies could be included in the implementation. "However, there's no article in the law that clearly states in what way the government would provide public transportation. In the revised law, the government only issue licenses for public transportation." Tehamiharja said the governmen...