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Jakarta Post

City must be open to various road pricing options: Experts

  • Corry Elyda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 31 2016   /  08:47 am

As debates continue on the technology and bidding process for an Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system in Jakarta, experts have stressed the need to consider and compare different options.

University of Indonesia (UI) transportation expert Alvinsyah said the city administration could take a look at ERP systems implemented in cities like Singapore, Stockholm and London.

“We need to look at the systems in these cities, because they have successfully implemented ERP,” Alvinsyah said.

Singapore currently uses dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technology for its ERP. However, according to Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, the government will shift to a global navigation satellite system (GNSS)-based ERP system, which will be operational from 2020.

With DSRC, each vehicle carries a transponder that deducts payments when it passes a gantry.

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