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Jakarta Post

Pulogadung–Bekasi feeder buses back on the road, again

  • Lutfi Rakhmawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 24 2012   /  09:00 am

The Transjakarta feeder-bus service linking Pulogadung and Bekasi terminals, which had temporarily halted operations since March 29, has hit the road again after the Bekasi Transportation Agency made changes to the route.

Supandi Budiman, the agency’s head, said on Monday that three buses were deployed on Saturday and Sunday and had carried at least 130 passengers.

“We are not discouraged by the small number of passengers. What’s important is that the buses are operating again,” he said.

On Monday, the agency also deployed three buses.

Previously, the Pulogadung–Bekasi feeder bus service was protested by public minibus drivers plying Bekasi and Jakarta routes. The drivers said the feeder busway overlapped with their routes and could harm their incomes. The drivers demanded that the feeder service be scrapped.

The Bekasi Transportation Agency...