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AGO questions Mobilindo president director over buses case The Attorney Generals Office questioned president director of PT Mobilindo, Budi Susanto, about the alleged mark up in the price of buses purchased for the TransJakarta mass rapid transit system.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 April 2014 23:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to impose steep fines for driving in busway lanes The Jakarta administration has agreed to raise fines to Rp 1 million ($90) for driving in designated bus lanes, police said on Tuesday. If its not effective this month, it will be effective in November, said Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Cmr. Rikwanto. Motorcycle violators will face a fine of Rp 500,000.

Posted in General @ 31 October 2013 04:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to apply sticker system to reduce traffic congestion The transportation service of Jakarta is preparing two kinds of stickers to be put on cars with odd and even number plates to reduce congestion in the capital city`s streets. "A total of Rp12.5 billion has been allocated in the regional budget for making the stickers for 3.5 million cars," Udar Pristono, the head of the service, said here on Thursday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 22 February 2013 00:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta governor instructs relocation of settlers on river banks Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has instructed all village and subdistrict heads to relocate settlers from river banks in Jakarta in an effort to accelerate normalization of rivers in the capital.

Posted in Flooding @ 24 January 2013 13:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods force operator to close a bus lane Heavy rain falls in Sunday morning which triggered a one-meter flood in Pesing sub-district, Kalideres, West Jakarta, caused the operator of the Trans-Jakarta Busway to close the bus lane to the Kalideres Terminal.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 January 2013 15:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'MRT constrained by subsidy schemes' Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa has stated that the construction of Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) is still constrained by the subsidy schemes that hamper the development plans of Jakarta provincial administration.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2012 14:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four killed in most recent Busway related accidents An accident involving public transportation left four people dead on Sunday, which an expert said was the result of a lack of discipline among road users. Ayuningtyas, a 17-year-old high school student, died after being run over by a Transjakarta bus on Jl. Jatinegara Barat, East Jakarta, early on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 October 2011 03:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta's recreational parks ready for waves of visitors Three of Jakarta`s favorite recreational centers - Ragunan Zoo, Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMII), and Jaya Ancol Dreamland - are ready to admit huge numbers of visitors during this year`s Lebaran holidays.

Posted in Tourism @ 27 August 2011 05:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The TransJakarta busway as a good example Earlier I wrote about the TransJakarta busway as a bad example of how things should be taken care of if implementing public transport. But this system does not only have negative sides of course, so TransJakarta also deserves a more positive piece of writing if you ask me.

Posted in Travel @ 26 March 2011 04:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The TransJakarta Busway as wrong example With currently at least a dozen routes throughout many parts of Jakarta it is possible to travel around the city for just 3,500 Rupiah per person. It doesn't even matter how many transfers you make. The oldest routes have their own lanes through dense traffic conditions in many parts of the city, but elsewhere the big buses have to compete with a few million other road users.

Posted in Travel @ 12 December 2010 12:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A short break in Taman Menteng At a normal weekday I took a reasonable early air-conditioned bus to Jakarta. I regularly make this trip because it enables me to travel cheap as well as fast - as fast as traffic allows the bus to go - to downtown Jakarta.

Posted in Travel @ 16 April 2010 15:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Camera's in TransJakarta busway stations Some of the bus stops of the TransJakarta busway, that's in Jakarta indeed, have CCTV available. Normally this kind of technique is broken beyond repair soon after it has been installed, but this case is a positive exception. The camera's in 13 of the bus stops along corridor one and six are up and running. You can even view their images on the internet.

Posted in General @ 09 February 2010 02:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The umbrella-kids near the bridge Yesterday in the late afternoon I was still in Jakarta. Not entirely according to my own planning, but those things are very hard to plan in this country, and even then there is not a real problem, because there is always another way to enjoy yourself and to get home as well.

Posted in Culture @ 01 December 2009 10:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Busway in Bandung launched today Bandung is the next city to get some form of new public transport in the form of Trans Metro Bandung (TMB) rapid mass transport. After a long period of protests by other bus operators the new system will be put in use today. The head of the TMB operating company, Yadi Haryani, told that the mayor of Bandung already issued a decree on the official launch.

Posted in General @ 24 September 2009 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pickpocketed at the Busway It was about to happen of course. But for the first time in ten years Indonesia it happened on a place where I could expect it the most. On the Jakarta Busway. It was a rush hour trip from Halte Bunderan HI to terminal Blok M. I traveled during rush hour because I had a scheduled birthday to attend in southern Jakarta at seven. I would not make it, but that was less of a problem.

Posted in Culture @ 28 June 2009 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Automatic gates to be installed on Jakarta Busway lane The Jakarta Transportation Board is preparing steps to put automated gates at the recently opened Busway route Lebak Bulus - Harmoni. These gates will be the same as those installed on the second Busway route Pulogadung - Harmoni. The gates have to be installed to prevent other road users using the reserved bus-lanes on the route. "People have to learn that," said Riza Hasyim, vice-president of the Jakarta Transportation Board.

Posted in General @ 06 March 2009 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Overcrowded buses in Jakarta Overloaded they are and it is not just only on 'Halte Harmoni' where the situation is not really clear. There are even bigger exchange stops. One of the largest might just be 'Halte Senen', a little more to the north. This stop is situated directly at one of the corners of a busy intersection, directly under a fly-over. This is also the meeting point of a number of routes and transferring here is made difficult by hundreds of people that are finding their way here. That is not the only thing however what makes it a mess here.

Posted in Travel @ 11 July 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Full buses in Jakarta Outside the use of the many thousands of - in general - old buses that are still in use today, there is a new option which was introduced just a few years ago. In 2004 these were brand new buses which were used on - then - just two routes. One route ran from north to south and back and the other one from west to east and back. The official name TransJakarta can be found on the buses, but for the rest the company is known as 'Busway'. And that is exactly what it is, because TransJakarta is too common. In the four year that this company exists hundreds of bus stops were constructed from durable materials and four more routes were organized as well. They seem to run all across the city without any logic though.

Posted in Travel @ 09 July 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Straight through the 'Big Durian' by car What is the fastest way to get from the north of Jakarta to somewhere in the southern part of the city? That is a question which is hard to answer for a city like Jakarta. With some 15 million residents and several hundreds of square kilometers of city it often is such a big unorganized situation that you will not be able to just go somewhere to buy groceries or to pick someone up.

Posted in Travel @ 18 June 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Extra long buses added to Jakarta Busway route Extra long buses for the Trans-Jakarta bus way system - often named just 'Busway' - will be used on the route Kampung Melayu-Ancol, or Corridor V. The launch of the new buses was executed by the governor of Jakarta, Fauzi Bowo yesterday morning. Ten new extra long buses have been prepared to be operational starting from today. These new buses can only be used on this corridor, because the infrastructure here is completely ready as well.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2008 04:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


TransJakarta bus system to get more buses To increase the frequency of buses in the TransJakarta bus system, the city government has promised to add more buses to th system. This will be arranged by Jakarta governor Fauzi Bowo. At this moment, the TransJakarta bus system operator has 329 buses in it's fleet. The buses are used on seven corridors. Most routes now are overcrowded during operational hours, forcing people to be on overcrowded buses or to wait long for an empty bus to show up.

Posted in General @ 09 March 2008 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Green issues at forefront of revisions to Jakarta spatial plan The Sutiyoso administration plans to revise the Jakarta Spatial Plan to improve the quality of life in the city and respond to environmental factors. "The revision is aimed at preventing further environmental destruction. Governor Sutiyoso himself wants the revision to come into effect in 2007," Jakarta Environmental Management Board (BPLHD) secretary Junani Kartawiria told a public discussion held by the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) on Thursday.

Posted in Environment @ 01 October 2006 08:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New busway routes up and running Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso did the honors on Sunday at City Hall on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan, Central Jakarta, sounding a siren to launch the opening of two more busway corridors in the capital. With the success of the first Blok M-Kota corridor, launched two years ago amid widespread criticism that it was unsuitable for Jakarta, the governor as well as members of the public, the business community and the once skeptical media had good reason to feel confident as the new blue-and-white additions went into service at Pulogadung terminal.

Posted in General @ 16 January 2006 16:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Sutiyoso set on busway launch, ignores backseat drivers Despite the technical problems during the trial run last year, Governor Sutiyoso insists the new busway corridors will start limited operations on Jan. 15. But the buses driving the new routes may still be powered by diesel, rather than cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG). And the full quotient of buses won't come into service until April. "I don't see any significant obstacles (to the launch of the new busway project). We will go ahead with the plan to have our maiden ride on Jan. 15," Sutiyoso said at City Hall on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 04 January 2006 10:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta readies funds for MRT project The Jakarta administration has earmarked some Rp 135 billion (11.4 million Euro) in its 2006 budget draft for the ambitious mass rapid transit (MRT) network, the first concrete step taken to materialize the undertaking. "I have been informed by Minister (of Transportation) Hatta Radjasa that the construction of the MRT line will begin next year. The project will be financed by a loan from the Japanese government," Governor Sutiyoso said early this week when asked about the budget allocation.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2005 07:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blok M in South Jakarta to get major makeover The Jakarta administration plans to rearrange the already-crowded and chaotic area of Blok M, South Jakarta, to make it a commercial center. The plan is aimed at curbing the fast-growing businesses, which have encroached on the residential areas of South Jakarta. "Blok M area will become a more comfortable commercial center with more space available to accommodate businesses," assistant to the city secretary for development affairs IGKG Suena said on Monday. "As a consequence, we will also clear the area of street vendors."

Posted in General @ 12 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Busway to eat away at parking space in Roxy The construction of a 2.2-kilometer overpass on Jl. Hasyim Ashari, West Jakarta, for the busway corridor will result in the elimination of on-street parking along the road. "With the existing road only 30 meters wide, we have to widen it to at least 43 meters. Therefore, we have to clear all on-street parking," City Public Works Agency head Fodly Misbach said on Friday. Without alternative parking space available for the time being, he admitted the plan may effect businesses in the area.

Posted in General @ 26 September 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Every day now onwards since the busy way project has launched in Jakarta the media has been following it like Tom and Jerry cartoons. The media has not left any single incident happened unheard, from ever the busway has launched like long queues, drivers protest, accident s, and small incidents which make them look big in paper and television. Why are they doing this? Do they want to prove that that this transportation would be of no use in the city? And if this is the prime objective of them its a sign of pessimism of these characters in a developing country like Indonesia. But instead they should stand united to support a project that is for the middle class and the poor who are the 60% population of their own country.

Posted in General @ 28 January 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two busway buses damaged one day before launch A day after calling for a perfect launch for the busway project, Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso said on Tuesday that two of the 56 busway buses had already been damaged. "It's true that two of the buses hit overhanging branches, shattering their windows," he said, without providing details. Sutiyoso had urged the 126 busway drivers to maintain their image as "good drivers" by not making any technical mistakes.

Posted in General @ 14 January 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sutiyoso puts brakes on 3-in-1 policy The tryout of the new extended three-in-one traffic policy, slated for Monday, skidded to a stop on Friday during a five-hour closed-door discussion between Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso and the busway project team. Sutiyoso postponed the discussion on the controversial issue to Monday.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2003 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


3-in-1 extension to start on Monday The Jakarta administration will kick off on Monday the tryout of an extended three-in-one traffic policy along the 12.9-kilometer corridor of the bus rapid transit (BRT) or busway, from Blok M, South Jakarta, to Kota, West Jakarta. The one-month tryout is partly to anticipate the operation of 56 new buses along the busway special lane starting on Jan. 15.

Posted in General @ 18 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Controversial Jakarta busway kicks off on Jan. 15 The Jakarta administration announced on Tuesday that the controversial busway will open on Jan. 15, in line with the extension and expansion of the three-in-one traffic policy. Each passenger will be charged Rp 2,500 (29 U.S. cents) per trip along the Blok M-Kota route. The buses will operate from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The buses will be free for the first two weeks.

Posted in General @ 10 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta extends, expands three-in-one traffic policy Objections from motorists to the Jakarta Administration's plan to extend the three-in-one traffic policy apparently did not deter the bureaucrats from continuing their plan and even expanding it. City secretary for development affairs Irzal Djamal, who is also head of the busway project team, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the policy would be enforced to support the launching of 60 buses in the Bus Rapid Transit or busway project in January.

Posted in General @ 13 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Governor Sutiyoso pledged on Monday that the ambitious Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project would be started in his second five-year term. "I will work hard to make it (the project) happen during my term," Sutiyoso told reporters after meeting the new Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Yutaka Limura at City Hall.

Posted in General @ 11 November 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Busway likely to precede subway project The government's overdue subway project is in danger of being overshadowed by the attractive busway program, which will be implemented at the end of this year in the capital. Under pressure to alleviate the city's congestion problem, but unable to finance the US$1.5 billion subway project, the city administration opted for a shortcut and approved the establishment of a busway along the city's main thoroughfares from Blok M, South Jakarta, to Kota, West Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 17 May 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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