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Jakarta Post

Commuters want better Transjakarta maintenance

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 21 2011   /  08:00 am

Derelict: Commuters wait for a bus at a defaced busway shelter. As the Transjakarta bus rapid transit operator extends operating hours later into the night starting Friday, many commuters still long for better public transportation infrastructure. JP/P.J. LeoThe Transjakarta bus rapid transit management body (BLU) extended operating hours on Corridor 2 (Pulogadung-Harmoni) and Corridor 3 (Kalideres-Pasar Baru) on Friday, but commuters said they were more concerned about neglected busway infrastructure rather than extended night hours.

Transjakarta buses normally operate between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. The extension added another hour to the hours of operation.

Busway commuter Harisma Trianggita, 24, told The Jakarta Post on Friday that it was better for the Transjakarta Busway to focus on maintenance, especially at shelters.

“It seems that there is no maintenance at all...