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MRT Jakarta links arms with start-ups for greener commuting

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, March 18, 2021   /  04:05 pm
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PT MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar (right) accompanies Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (second left, front) on a visit to the ASEAN MRT Station in Jakarta on Jan. 22, 2020. Also pictured are (from left) PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) president director Agung Wicaksono and Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo.(Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

City-owned PT MRT Jakarta, which operates Indonesia’s first mass transit service, has joined hands with three local green start-ups to launch a number of innovative services and encourage passengers to adopt more eco-friendly commuting habits, as well as pursue a more environmentally responsible lifestyle. MRT Jakarta has collaborated with Jejak.in to add the tech company’s carbon calculator to its MRT-J mobile application. The feature allows users to keep track of their carbon footprint for each MRT trip and generates an estimate on the number of trees they need to plant to offset their carbon emissions. MRT passengers can also choose to make a donation to tree-planting crowdfunding campaigns run by Jejak.in’s partners to offset their emissions. Another green initiative is MRT Jakarta’s cooperation with Rekosistem on a plastic recycling campaign. The ...