NATIONAL BRT PROJECTS
New developments in the urban transport sector in Indonesia promise to counter the trend of increasing traffic congestion and air pollution in the urban area. Since 2004, The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and its partners, provide technical support for the Transjakarta BRT with aims to maximize the effectiveness of the Jakarta BRT and use it as a catalyst for urban transport reform in Jakarta and other key Indonesian cities. Jakarta’s nascent bus rapid transit (BRT) system has begun to reallocate scarce road space in the center of the city to efficient public transportation. Now, ITDP Indonesia is helping Transjakarta in integrating the city’s BRT with other modes of transportations, particularly with MRT and LRT.
In 2015, ITDP Indonesia started providing Medan Provincial Government with technical expertise and support with the intention of providing BRT’s plan and system design for Medan, encompassing BRT corridor selection, BRT infrastructure technical design, and financing scheme. Furthermore, ITDP will assist the Medan City government to work with the central government or the private sector in terms of financing.
In 2017, ITDP Indonesia has signed a MoU with Semarang Regional Government with the intention of improving Semarang City’s urban mobility. ITDP Indonesia will help the local authorities in developing concept for public transportation reform in Semarang City, preparing plans and design for BRT Full Corridor development in Semarang City and advising the local authorities on the matter of restructuring for BLU Trans Semarang management
INTERNATIONAL BRT PROJECTS
TransPeshawar is a bus rapid transit system currently under construction in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In 2013, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa requested technical support from the Cities Development Initiative for Asia to improve Peshawar’s chaotic, mismanaged, and dilapidated urban transportation network. This project is funded by Asian Development Bank and ITDP Indonesia come into the project as technical expertizes and consultants working on the feasibility of this project.