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Jakarta Post

For South Tangerang dwellers, it is easier to go to Jakarta than get around their own city

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

    The Jakarta Post

South Tangerang, Banten   /   Wed, January 1, 2020   /  10:35 am
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Visitors ride electric scooters operated by GrabWheels in BSD City, South Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

For residents of South Tangerang, Banten, taking public transportation to Jakarta is not a hassle. But within their own home city, mobility is still a problem, with limited means of public transportation available.   Dion Hamdani, 46, a resident of housing and office area BSD City, Serpong, South Tangerang, owns a retail paint shop on Jl. Raya Ciater. He uses his motorcycle to go to his shop and uses his car to get around the area and the neighboring city of Tangerang. If he has errands to do in Jakarta, he usually takes the Trans BSD bus toward Senayan, Central Jakarta, or the Commuter Line train toward Jl. Sudirman in Central Jakarta. “For South Tangerang residents, public transportation is still lacking, especially the numbers of angkot [minivan bus services],” Dion told The Jakarta Post on Sunday, adding that local residents preferred buses ru...