The Jakarta Post
Jakarta came one step closer to implementing the much-anticipated electronic road pricing (ERP) system after a regulation was signed by the President, but the city administration says there is still a long way to go before the system becomes a reality.
Transportation Minister spokesman Bambang S. Ervan confirmed on Friday that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had signed Government Regulation (PP) No. 32/2011 on Traffic Management and Engineering on June 21.
He said the PP regulated steps to be taken by the regional administration to implement the ERP, which includes planning, managing traffic, procurement and preparing road facilities.
“The regulation lists a number of requirements for the ERP, including that the system can be implemented where the number of vehicles are higher than the road capacity,” Ervan said Friday.
However, Ervan said that the PP d...