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Breaking through gridlock: Bus service launched to take Jakartans to Taman Safari

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

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, September 30, 2019   /  01:19 pm
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Vehicles heading toward the popular tourist destination of Puncak in Bogor, West Java, sit in traffic in Gadog, West Java. In attempt to break the gridlock, efforts have been made to address the issue including the launch of a public bus service to Taman Safari.(Antara/Yulius Satria Wijaya)

Puncak, a favorite getaway for Jakartans, often bears the brunt of thousands of vehicles heading toward various tourist attractions around Bogor, West Java, resulting in nightmarish gridlock especially on weekends. Some efforts have been made and plans considered to address the issue, including the launch on Saturday of a tourist shuttle bus service to Taman Safari Indonesia by a major taxi firm, PT Blue Bird Tbk, in collaboration with the Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ). Up to 20 buses are to be provided for the service every weekend. It is a part of the Bigbird Jalan-Jalan (Bigbird Takes a Trip) program that aims to provide safe, comfortable and affordable public transportation services to tourist attractions. The program has previously offered access to reach tourist areas in Bandung, Cirebon, Garut and Bogor, all in West Java, as well as Yogyakarta, for ope...