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Jakarta Post

Jakarta wins ‘honorable mention’ for sustainable transportation

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 18, 2020   /  11:15 am
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A Transjakarta bus passes through Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Aug. 19, 2019.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee gave Jakarta an honorable mention at the award ceremony for the 2020 Sustainable Transport Award on Tuesday for its efforts in implementing sustainable development in transportation. The city of Pune in India won the main award. The honorable mention for Jakarta was based on the success of the capital city’s Transjakarta bus network, which has seen a 200 percent increase in passengers in less than three years, as well as its success in improving the integration of public transportation hubs. Accepting the award at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, the Jakarta secretary’s economic and financial assistant Sri Haryati thanked Jakarta residents and stakeholders in the private sector, with whom the city had formed an effective collaboration. “This award will be a motivation for Jakart...