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Anies joins hands with ministries to upgrade city transportation

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 13, 2020   /  04:02 pm
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Workers construct a Transjakarta bus stop that will be integrated with the MRT station at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. PT Transportation Jakarta, which operates Jakarta’s bus rapid transit service Transjakarta, will build eight new bus stops to connect to the MRT Jakarta and light rapid transit (LRT) and commuter lines as part of its Jak Lingko transportation system.(The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Jakarta administration is working with the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry and the Transportation Ministry to integrate all modes of transportation across the city, including routes and payment systems, to help ease customers’ journeys. It is hoped that an improvement in facilities will attract more passengers with commuters in Greater Jakarta shifting from private vehicles to public transportation and, thus, reducing road traffic. For that purpose, the city administration and the ministries have set up a joint venture named PT Moda Integrasi Transportasi Jabodetabek. Mass rapid transit (MRT) operator PT MRT Jakarta, 99 percent owned by the Jakarta administration, will have a 51 percent stake in the joint venture with the remaining 49 percent being held by state-owned railway operator PT KAI. Directors of both operators signed the agreement on Friday. The joint ...