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Bogor city to limit ‘angkot’ numbers, plan tram system

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Mon, September 16 2019   /  01:41 am

Besides being known as “the city of rain”, Bogor in West Java is also notorious as the “city of 1 million angkot [public minivan]”, thanks to their ubiquitous presence across the city. However, the municipal administration aims to steer the city in another direction with plans in store to regulate the unwieldy angkot as part of a strategy to improve transportation management.Although not exactly 1 million in number, the Bogor administration has recorded that more than 6,400 angkot roam the streets of the 118.5-square-kilometer city. Not all fall under the administration’s authority as only 2,400 have acquired operating permits from the Bogor administration, with the rest coming from the neighboring Bogor regency.Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto recently said that in the first phase of the plan, the city aimed to reduce the number of angkot operating in the city center, particular...