The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta city administration will develop three integrated public transportation terminals next year, which will connect low-cost apartments and other residential areas for low-income families with markets in nearby areas.
According to Jakarta City Transportation Agency head Andri Yansyah, the three integrated terminals will be developed in Tanah Merdeka in East Jakarta, Dermaga Kali Adem in North Jakarta and Rawa Buaya in West Jakarta.
'With integrated terminals, residents can easily access public transportation. We set a target to complete the terminals by 2017,' Andri said as quoted by beritajakarta.com.
Andri said his institution was responsible for the design of the terminals and the management of the terminals after they were constructed, while the development of the sites was the City Housing and Building Agency's responsibility.
Meanwhile, head of City Housing and Building Agency Ika Lestari stressed that the terminals would be developed in areas that were close to residential areas for low-income families.
Currently, Jakartans rely heavily on private vehicles ' motorcycles and cars ' due to a lack of decent public transportation.
The development of integrated terminals is part of the city's effort to solve the public transportation problem. (bbn)