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Jakarta Post

Solving gridlock in Jakarta

  • Deden Rukmana

Savannah, Georgia   /   Sat, November 13 2010   /  11:12 am

Many policies have been proposed by the central government and the Jakarta city administration to disentangle Jakarta’s chronic traffic snarls.Vice President Boediono, after a meeting with several ministers and Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo early in September, proposed 17 policies to alleviate Jakarta’s maddening traffic gridlock, including electronic road pricing (ERP), two new Transjakarta bus routes and a program to clear the Transjakarta lanes of private vehicles, development of commuter train routes in Jabodetabek, prioritization of the MRT and monorail projects and the development of the Jakarta inner-ring railroad and six new inner-city toll roads.        The Jakarta city administration added some more policies to alleviate the traffic congestion in Jakarta, including changing traffic regulations in some congested areas (The Jakarta Post, Sept....