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MRT Jakarta pursues seamless public transit integration

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, March 16, 2020   /  03:44 pm
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An MRT train pulls into Blok M-ASEAN station in South Jakarta on April 1, 2019. MRT Jakarta is planning a transit-oriented development (TOD) project around the station.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

In an effort to facilitate seamless commutes in the city, Jakarta-owned transportation company PT MRT Jakarta, the operator of the country's first subway system, expected to become the backbone of public transportation in the capital, will establish two new subsidiaries and a joint venture to develop an integrated public transport system. MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar said the two new subsidiaries would focus on developing supporting facilities and transit-oriented development (TOD) projects, a concept that integrates residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transportation. The planned joint venture will involve MRT Jakarta and city-owned companies Transjakarta and Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro). It focus on integrating the ticketing system of the MRT, the LRT, Transjakarta and angkot (public minivans) operated under the Jak Ling...