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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta administrations, developers called on to improve transportation connectivity

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 12, 2019   /  12:06 pm
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A footbridge connects the Pemuda Rawamangun Transjakarta bus stop to the LRT Velodrome Station in East Jakarta. Transportation experts and residents want better integration in the public transportation system.(The Jakarta Post/P.J Leo)

Nearing the turn of the year, Jakartans have put high hopes in soon enjoying more connectivity and integrated transportation, not only in the capital but also in neighboring cities.

The Indonesian Transportation Society (MTI) has called on city administrations and developers in Bogor and Depok in West Java, Tangerang in Banten and Bekasi in West Java (Bodetabek) to develop a sustainable transportation network whereby housing construction should take into account access to public transportation interchanges.

“The development of good urban transportation must go through integrated and cross-sectoral planning that is consistent and complementary,” MTI transportation expert Djoko Setijowarno told The Jakarta Post recently. “It must start with good planning for access to public transportation services from all residential areas in...