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Jakarta Post

Bus, train commuters want more accurate service info

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 30 2016   /  08:13 am

Some commuters who are aware of the city’s chaotic traffic and unbearable congestion opt for public transportation to remove some hassle, but a lack of real-time information on the position and condition of the city’s public transportation often presents its own challenge to passengers.

Bank employee Iyan Nopiyana, who often takes Transjakarta buses from his boarding house in Ragunan, South Jakarta, when going out in the capital, said he preferred public transportation due to the cheap tickets and extensive coverage but found it difficult to find reliable information on the whereabouts of buses.

“Sometimes it takes a long time to arrive at the bus stop and I don’t know when exactly it will arrive, he said over the weekend. “I could have done something else if only I had known the bus was not coming on schedule.”

Iyan said that he also heavily relied on Go...