ITDP Indonesia Country Director, Yoga Adiwinarto was invited by Kompas to give his presentation on Teknoidea, “Jangan Pucet Liat Jakarta Macet” in XXI Lounge, Plaza Senayan. The presentation entitled “Tackling Congestion with BRT” provides an explanation why the BRT is the current best solution to deal with congestion. Transjakarta as a matter of fact is potential to reduce the congestion considering this mode has been carrying more than 360 thousand people every day. Fleet addition, information system improvement and user’s accessibility improvement are the tools to polish the system and these programs are on agenda and soon to be reviewed.
Yoga even compared the Transjakarta development to MRT which until now still not yet to be operated. According to Yoga, BRT is considered to be more suitable than MRT due to its flexibility in operational and cost. Beside BRT, integration with Metromini and Kopaja through trunk feeder is also need to be on the agenda as well as facilities improvement for non-motorized transport, such as bikes and pedestrian.