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Jakarta Post

Bandarlampung to unveil BRT as passenger-friendly transport

  • Oyos Saroso H.N.

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 22 2011   /  05:00 am

The Bandarlampung municipality promises recklessly driven public minivans will soon cease to operate and has announced plans for operation of a “safe and reliable” transportation service in October.

The administration is set to operate a bus rapid transit (BRT) along routes currently served by public minivans and state-run Damri buses.

The BRT will operate in the city and its outskirts and is projected to replace all minivans in the city by 2015.

“Forty buses are ready to operate and bus shelters are in the finishing stage so that in October the buses can provide far more comfortable and humane services,” Bandarlampung Mayor Herman Hasanusi said on Wednesday.

He said that despite being equipped with air-conditioners and offering a better service compared to Damri buses and public minivans, bus fares would be the same at around Rp 3,000 (about 30 US c...