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Jakarta Post

With more buses on the streets, a surge in Transjakarta passengers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 10, 2017   /   12:29 pm
With more buses on the streets, a surge in Transjakarta passengers An officer inspects the new series of Transjakarta buses parked at the National Monument in Central Jakarta on Oct. 19., 2016. (Antara Photo/Wahyu Putro A)

Public transportation provider PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) recorded that the number of Transjakarta passengers in the first three months climbed 41.3 percent to 36.7 million passengers from 25.9 million in the corresponding period last year.

"Currently, Transjakarta serves approximately 450,000 passengers every day on working days," said Transjakarta president director Budi Kaliwono on Sunday, as quoted by

(Read also: Transjakarta to operate boats to Thousand Islands)

Furthermore, Transjakarta served a total of 123.73 million passengers throughout 2016. It saw a surge of 20.8 percent as it only served 102.9 million passengers in 2015.

Budi added that Transjakarta operated more than 1,100 buses every day and that number had increased significantly from only 605 buses operated daily in January 2016.

Transjakarta owned more than 1,500 buses in the first three months of this year and targets to have 3,000 buses by the end of 2017. (wnd/wit)