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Public transportation services get more passengers from odd-even traffic regulation expansion

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 19, 2019   /  09:05 am
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Officials put up a sign that bars vehicles from entering the Slipi 1 tollgate in West Jakarta. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

With the expansion of the implementation of odd-even plate regulations in Jakarta, more of those who work in the city are using public transportation while others rack their brains to get around the traffic lessening policy. Civil servant M. Tasya Renaldo KM, 32, now has to alternate days between using his car, which has even-numbered plate, and public transportation to reach his office on Jl. Pramuka in East Jakarta. “I drive according to the date. If the date corresponds with my car’s plate number [I will drive], but if the date does not match, I use public transportation,” Renaldo told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. A resident of South Tangerang, Banten, Renaldo said that he used the KRL commuter train and the city-owned Transjakarta, and sometimes took ojek (motorcycle taxis) as well during his commute to work when he could not drive his car. He sai...