Implementing Low Carbon Public Transportation-Direct Service Report 2012
Transjakarta, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Indonesia, started in 2004. As of February 2012 11 Corridors, with 180 km long are in operation and served by 206 stations and 560 buses, 480 of which run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
The system currently carries 380 passengers daily.However, this is still considered not optimum as there are
Direct Service Concept is introduced to minimize transfer for passengers from the feeder to trunk service. With Direct service concept, transfer time at terminal can be eliminated, which eventually save passenger travel time.
ITDP survey in 2010 revealed that 75% of Transjakarta passengers take medium buses or micro buses to access the Transjakarta system, despite the poor conditions of the buses. From the vehicle registration data source owned by Jakarta Transport Agency (2010), the average age for medium buses are 22 years, whereas 98% of the fleet are above 13 years old (KPMG Analysis of the data).
The fact that these medium buses carry substantial number of passengers to Transjakarta makes the effort to transform medium buses into Transjakarta Direct Service seems relevant and logic. It is estimated that by doing this measure, Transjakarta will have additional passengers by almost 50% of their current ridership.
If implemented, this system wil create the following benefit for Transjakarta:
1. Increase bus frequency on corridor
Improving Pedestrian Access for Transjakarta Passengers
ITDP is currently preparing design of pedestrian access to Transjakarta stations to essentially improve the accessibility to Transjakarta station by providing shorter walking distance.
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