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Gianyar - Nusa Dua bus system has empty seats

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 25 2011   /  08:00 am

Trans Sarbagita, Bali’s recently launched bus service currently serving Nusa Dua and Gianyar, has operated at less than 15 percent capacity since its launch on Aug. 18, according to reports.

“The number of passengers continues to increase, from an average of 140 to 900 a day,” Krisbianto, an official with the Bali Transportation Agency, said recently.

However, rider numbers were still low, at about 12 percent of capacity. The agency wants Trans Sarbagita to operate at 30 percent capacity by year end.

Rider numbers would increase after the agency and the administration of the four regencies served by Trans Sarbagita — Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan — improved connections with feeder transportation systems, such as minivans, he said.

“We will also move several bus stops to locations that are likely to see more passengers,” Krisbianto sai...