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Jakarta Post

TransJakarta Busway gets wired next year

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 31 2010   /  10:16 am

As part of its drive to improve the service of the TransJakarta Busway, the city will use advanced technology to track its fleet serving all 10 corridors starting early next year.

With Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the city expects to cut travel and wait times.

“The technology will allow Trans-Jakarta operators to adjust the number of buses plying certain routes and shift them to routes in need of more buses in real-time,” Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo said.

However, Fauzi added that he did not expect a significant improvement in TransJakarta’s service and efficiency. He only hoped that the new tracking system would reduce buses’ idle time in terminals, in turn boosting the number of passengers serviced.

Technicians would begin installing the GPS devices in April. Later, the city plans to set up a command center at the Transportation Agency office o...