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In Manggarai, app-based ojek is the best way to go mobile

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, June 25, 2019   /  04:34 pm
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An app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver rides his motorcycle with a passenger past a designated spot for picking up and dropping off passengers in front of Manggarai Railway Station in South Jakarta in this file photo. The designated spots are part of the efforts to keep app-based ojek drivers away from station gates while they wait for passengers, as they are blamed for causing congestion.(The Jakarta Post/P.J. Leo)

Supply and demand plays a key role in the abundance of app-based ojek (motorcycle taxis) at Manggarai Railway Station in South Jakarta, as app-based ojek are a popular transportion option for commuters continuing their journey from the station, a recent study has revealed. A study conducted by a group of volunteers called Rame Rame Jakarta (Hustle and Bustle Jakarta) showed the growth of app-based ojek was organically created by demand from commuters and drivers’ response to tap the profit potential. Of the 103 app-based ojek drivers in Manggarai station surveyed by the group, over 80 percent wait at the station for customers every day, especially during rush hours. Some 78.8 percent of the drivers said they chose Manggarai because of the abundance of customers at the station. Additionally, 58.8 percent of drivers opted to wait for passengers at small shops near the s...