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Old January 17th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #321
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Old January 19th, 2009, 06:44 AM   #322
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that isn't a MRT, but an Electric Railcar
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Old January 20th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #323
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well actually the blue line can called an "mrt".
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Old January 27th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #324
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*not sure about the number of buses available...

*Corridor 1 and uses Hino and Mercedes Benz buses
Corridor 2 and 3 use Daewoo bus
Corridor 4 to 7 uses a mixture of Daewoo and Hyundai
Corridor 5 (some buses) use Changhong articulated buses

*not sure about number of buses from each operators... but it varies...

*not sure about number of passengers per hour

*average costs varies between the operators of different corridors. I think they are paid around 10,000 - 11,000 rupiah (according to current rate should be US$1) each kilometer passed by...
Transjakarta satisfied with work, NGO says hold on

Desy Nurhayati , THE JAKARTA POST , JAKARTA | Fri, 01/16/2009 12:42 PM | City

Transjakarta pledged to work toward improving their service in response to passengers’ criticisms on the deteriorating quality of the busway system.

Coordinating with NGO Indonesian Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the busway operator held a press conference Thursday to coincide with its fifth year of service.

Transjakarta’s head of Administration Department, Anton Parura, said there were many improvement plans for the future.

“Hopefully, we can finally open three new corridors — Corridor 8 to 10 — by early February at the latest,” Anton said.

At least 50 buses will be deployed for Corridor 8, which will serve the Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta-Harmoni in Central Jakarta route, he said.

Transjakarta has considered using a camera on each bus to monitor service on board, he said.

“At the shelters, we can use fiber-optic lines to connect the cameras to our central monitoring server, but it is a bit harder to set up a real-time camera system on board mobile buses.”

Head of Transjakarta Public Service Body D.A. Rini said that over the past five years, the company had managed to continuously improve on their targets and achievements.

“We have managed to cover over 50 percent of our operating expenses and sell more tickets each year.

“Despite the fact that 2008 has been satisfactory performance-wise, we still have a lot to do. We need to continue working on our performance and service,” Rini said.

Some members of the public believe it is too early for Transjakarta to call their performance “satisfactory”.

Transportation NGO INSTRAN criticized the busway operator for failing to provide the passengers with better services after five years of operation, particularly concerning interconnectivity and comfort.

During a press conference Thursday, INSTRAN highlighted the long and inconsistent waiting period, leaving passengers stranded at shelters which quickly become overcrowded.

“According to our survey, most passengers complain about discomfort. Some of them have to wait for an hour for the bus and feel uncomfortable in the overcrowded buses and shelters,” INSTRAN director Darmaningtyas said.

Therefore, he said the busway operator should add more buses, as well as develop an integrated feeder service to serve more passengers.

“The operator can also build bicycle and pedestrian lanes connecting each shelter.”

The group also pointed out the operator’s failure to achieve the targeted number of passengers. The initial target was set at 5 million passengers per day via 14 planned corridors by 2010, but it has only managed to attract 230,000 passengers per day on seven corridors.

INSTRAN said the group had calculated that for the busway system to continue operating, Transjakarta needs more than a Rp 500 billion subsidy. Darmaningtyas said the city receives Rp 5 trillion each year in revenue from vehicle taxes.

He said this tax revenue should be used as a subsidy for the busway system. (hdt)

Waiting Time Targets Reality
Less than 5 minutes 27.26% 9.72%
5-15 minutes 44.97% 36.21%
15-20 minutes 14.15% 22.55%

Year Number of Passengers
2004 14,924,423
2005 20,798,196
2006 38,828,039
2007 61,439,961
2008 74,619,995

2004-2009 Infrastructure Report
Total corridors : 7
Total length : 97.35 kms
Total bus : 426
(23 articulated, 403 single)

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Hundreds clean five Transjakarta shelters

Tue, 01/27/2009 1:25 PM | City

It was a quiet Sunday morning in the usually busy street of Jl. Jend. Sudirman. There were no cars, just Transjakarta buses and crowds of people in some of the bus shelters along Corridor 1.

Many Jakartans, young and old, men and women alike, grasped cleaning equipment, coming together to clean some of the Transjakarta bus shelters.

"It's fun because this is not something that happens every day and because people from different schools and communities are working together," Sasya, a student of Tarakanita High School, said on Sunday.


The Transjakarta busway and the city administration in cooperation with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and sponsored by PT Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia company held the "Cleaning the Transjakarta Bus Shelters together with Coca-Cola" event on Sunday. There were dozens of people cleaning each shelter. They cleaned the windows, swept the floor, collected trash, and pulled stickers off the walls.

"I think there were more than 50 people to each shelter, far too many in fact, because I saw there were people doing nothing while others were working," Sasya said.

There were hundreds of volunteers from the company, the Transjakarta employees, high school and college students, the marines, and various communities such as the Jakarta Green Monster and the Green Map, cleaning five of the total of 20 shelters along Corridor 1 from Blok M, South Jakarta to Kota, Central Jakarta.

As of January, Transjakarta company operates 269 single buses and 13 articulated buses along 97.35 kilometers of exclusive bus lanes.

It has 120 shelters along the routes.

-The event is Sponsored by Coca Cola and was done in the Car Free Day Event that happens on the 4th sunday of every month in Jalan Sudirman

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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #326
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Why Jakarta prefers a metrobus system instead of a railed metro?
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Why Jakarta prefers a metrobus system instead of a railed metro?
Its cheaper. But the city is gonna have an MRT soon hopefully. As one of the largest cities in Asia, it definitely need one.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 04:03 AM   #328
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Why Jakarta prefers a metrobus system instead of a railed metro?
They can also be created relatively quickly, and with the right infrastructure, achieve high capacities and be wheelchair accessible. A way to still move people while funds are raised and construction plans made for metro-type systems. I don't know about Jakarta, the but the big BRT system in Bogota built 88 kms of line in about 3 years - and the busiest line runs 45,000 ppdph - a victim of its own success.
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i guess we don't have that much money to straight away built many subway lines so that this BRT system is a solution for now...

we're actually in the process of building an MRT line though, i guess this year it's land clearing process... i also hope that the existing railway commuter network can be utilised as well to become a supporting system by providing more frequent and comfortable services...
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a new type of articulated buses being operated in Corridor 5

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koridor Lebak Bulus Harmoni sabtu depan beroperasi:
Koridor VIII Beroperasi 14 Februari

BERITAJAKARTA.COM — 04-02-2009 14:30
Setelah terkatung-katung selama satu tahun, akhirnya busway koridor VIII (Lebakbulus-Harmoni) siap beroperasi mulai Sabtu, 14 Februari 2009. Sayangnya, dua koridor lainnya yang pernah dijanjikan, yakni koridor IX dan X, tidak turut dioperasikan lantaran masih mengalami kendala. Karena itu, Badan Layanan Umum (BLU) Transjakarta baru mengoperasikan satu koridor saja.

Koridor VIII memiliki 17 halte, diantaranya halte Metro Pondok Indah, Simpangan Daan Mogot dan Jalan Panjang. Panjang lintasan Koridor VIII mencapai 26 kilometer. Rutenya meliputi Terminal Lebak Bulus-Jl Ciputat Raya- Jl TB Simatupang-Pasar Jumat-Jl Pondok Indah-Jl Iskandar Muda-Jl Teuku Nyak Arif-Jl Letjen Soepomo-Jl Panjang-Jl Daan Mogot-Jl S Parman- Jl Tomang Raya-Jl Kyai Caringin-Jl Balik Papan-Jl Suryopranoto- Jl Harmoni.

Kepala Bidang Angkutan Darat Dinas Perhubungan (Dishub) DKI, Hendah Sunugroho, mengatakan, BLU Tranjakarta telah memberikan laporan kepada Dinas Perhubungan DKI terkait pelaksanaan pengoperasian busway koriodor VIII pada 14 Februari 2009. "Kepala BLU Transjakarta sudah memastikan Koridor VIII akan dioperasikan 10 hari lagi yaitu pada 14 Februari," ujarnya, Rabu (4/2).

Kendati demikian, layanan angkutan tidak akan berjalan penuh, melainkan hanya setengah rute, yaitu Lebak Bulus-Daan Mogot. "Kalaupun dioperasikan setengahnya, itu bukan berarti tidak ada konektivitas dengan halte-halte di koridor lainnya," kata Hendah. Secara pasti, Dishub DKI dan BLU Transjakarta akan mengoperasikan rute secara optimal dan efisien untuk memenuhi kebutuhan warga Jakarta terhadap transportasi massal yang aman, cepat, dan nyaman.

Untuk kebutuhan armada, Hendah mengatakan, akan mengoptimalkan armada bus yang sudah ada dari Koridor I-VII. Berapa jumlah armada yang digunakan, Hendah meminta menanyakan langsung kepada Kepala BLU Transjakarta Daryati Asrining Rini. "Tanyakan langsung sama dia saja. Dia yang berkompeten untuk menjawabnya," imbuhnya.

Berdasarkan data Dinas Perhubungan DKI, koridor VIII memerlukan 45 armada yang pengadaannya dilakukan dengan cara lelang. Kemudian Koridor IX memerlukan 97 armada. Sebanyak 41 unit pengadaannya dilakukan melalui lelang sementara 56 unit lain dipenuhi oleh konsorsium. Terakhir, koridor X membutuhkan 64 armada. Sebanyak 27 unit melalui lelang dan 37 unit dari konsorsium.

Sedangkan terkait pemanfaatan bus cadangan untuk ketiga koridor tersebut, kata Hendah, dikhawatirkan bisa membuat headway (jarak kedatangan satu bus dengan bus berikutnya) akan semakin lama. Berdasarkan data, headway rata-rata koridor I Blok M-Kota itu tiga menit, koridor II, III, IV, V dan VII antara lima menit hingga 10 menit, serta khusus koridor VI jurusan Ragunan-Kuningan bahkan hingga 20 menit.

Soal headway, Hendah mengakui masih kesulitan mengaturnya. Karena sepanjang koridor VIII, masih banyak persimpangan jalan, kemacetan dan traffic busway ada yang sejalur dengan bus umum. Akibatnya, susah menentukan headway. Kendati demikian, Dinas Perhubungan DKI akan meminta BLU Transjakarta untuk memikirkan mekanisme agar pengemudi bus dapat menentukan waktu dan jarak dengan tepat. "Seharusnya, antara satu bus dengan bus lain headway-nya 5 menit seperti di Koridor I (Blok M-Kota)," kata Hendah.

Sementara terkait banyaknya sejumlah fasilitas yang rusak, Hendah mengatakan, sejumlah kerusakan kecil yang terjadi di koridor VIII dipastikan tidak akan mengganggu pengoperasian busway di koridor tersebut. "Yang rusak itu infrastruktur kecil seperti separator copot," ujar dia.

Hendah mengatakan, perbaikan infrastruktur akan berjalan seiring dengan pengoperasian armada bus di koridor tersebut. Dishub DKI telah menganggarkan Rp 15 miliar dalam APBD DKI 2009 untuk perbaikan infrastruktur di seluruh koridor, termasuk koridor VIII, IX, dan X. "Permasalahannya anggaran itu belum cair sehingga belum bisa dilaksanakan perbaikan," tukas Hendah.
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it basically says Corridor 8 will be in operation beginning on February 14 after one year delay..., while Corridor 9 and 10 is still delayed...

The route for Corridor 8 includes: Metro Pondok Indah, Simpangan Daan Mogot dan Jalan Panjang. Terminal Lebak Bulus-Jl Ciputat Raya- Jl TB Simatupang-Pasar Jumat-Jl Pondok Indah-Jl Iskandar Muda-Jl Teuku Nyak Arif-Jl Letjen Soepomo-Jl Panjang-Jl Daan Mogot-Jl S Parman- Jl Tomang Raya-Jl Kyai Caringin-Jl Balik Papan-Jl Suryopranoto- Jl Harmoni.

in total length 26 km. however only half of the route will be used in the beginning, with connection with Corridor 3 at Jl Daan Mogot...

Buses will be borrowed from existing ones used in Corridor 1-7...
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the route of Corridor 8 which will be operational

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how many kms. now are being served by TransJakarta BRT?
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how many kms. now are being served by TransJakarta BRT?
on February 14 it should be around 115-120 km after corridor 8 begins its operations. But the one thing I don't like about this corridor is that it has way too many points where the buses share the road with regular traffic in its southern segment.The journey from Permata Hijau-Daan Mogot should be fine, as it is 95% exclusive, but from Simprug to Lebak Bulus, it is only around 50% exclusive
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looks like the Pondok Indah residents have won...
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Setelah sempat tersendat-sendat, proyek Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) kini mulai berdenyut lagi. Proyek MRT yang direncanakan Pemprov DKI menarik minat salah satu perusahaan terbesar asal Tokyo, Jepang. Perusahaan bernama Marubeni Tokyo ini merupakan milik konglomerat Tokyo, Singo Tsuda. Marubeni Tokyo telah berpengalaman membangun konstruksi MRT di Caracas, Venezuela, Manila, Taiwan, serta kota-kota besar lainnya di Asia.

Keinginan Singo Tsuda untuk turut berpartisipasi dalam proyek pembangunan MRT disambut baik Gubernur DKI Jakarta Fauzi Bowo. “Dia tahu Jakarta mempunyai rencana besar untuk membangun MRT. Karena merasa sudah berpengalaman banyak dalam bidang konstruksi MRT. Dia menginginkan supaya bisa ikut dalam proyek itu,” kata Fauzi Bowo usai bertemu dengan Singo Tsuda dari Marubeni Tokyo di Balaikota DKI, Jumat (6/2).

Fauzi Bowo menjelaskan Marubeni Tokyo merupakan sebuah perusahaan besar yang fokus usahanya bergerak di bidang infrastruktur dan pengembangan air minum. Kendati sudah mempunyai pengalaman yang cukup banyak dan memiliki kualifikasi bagus dalam pembangunan konstruksi MRT, Fauzi Bowo tidak bisa serta merta menerima tawaran dan Singo Tsuda. Karena stakeholder yang berminat turut serta dalam pembangunan fisik MRT harus mengikuti proses tender dengan standar tender internasional.

“Tadi saya jelaskan kalau mereka tertarik, silakan ikuti semua persyaratan tender sesuai syarat tender internasional,” ujar Fauzi Bowo. Proses tender tidak hanya terbuka untuk Marubeni Tokyo saja, tapi juga bagi semua pihak atau perusahaan nasional dan internasional yang punya kualifikasi teknis dan manajerial baik untuk membangun konstruksi bawah tanah atau konstruksi angkungan umum massal seperti MRT.

Meskipun pembuatan basic desain MRT belum selesai, Fauzi berencana akan membuat panitia tender pembangunan fisik MRT. Dia memprediksikan sudah ada 10 perusahaan besar yang memiliki kualifikasi bidang MRT menyatakan berminat untuk mengikuti proses tender tersebut. Baginya tidak ada masalah membuat panitia tender terlebih dahulu, walaupun basic desain belum ada. Menurutnya, pembentukan panitia tender bisa mempercepat pelaksanaan pembangunan MRT.

“Memang basic desainnya belum selesai. Tapi kita tidak bisa diam begitu saja dan hanya menunggu. Kita harus siapkan tendernya. Yang jelas seluruh perusahaan besar itu akan saya undang ikut dalam tender ini,” tegasnya.

Perkembangan terakhir dari pemerintah pusat, Departemen Perhubungan RI sudah memilih PT Katahira dari dua perusahaan yang mengajukan basic desain MRT. Keputusan itu sudah disampaikan ke bank pengucur dana yaitu Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Namun hingga saat ini, belum ada pendapat apa pun dari JICA soal pemenang basic desain tersebut. Karenanya, pemerintah pusat meminta JICA memberikan kepastian pengucuran dana hingga akhir bulan ini. Sebab, direncanakan pembuatan basic desain akan dimulai bulan Maret mendatang.

Karena itu Fauzi berharap kepada Departemen Perhubungan segera mempercepat proses basic desain. Apabila itu bisa dilaksanakan, pembangunan konstruksi bisa dilaksanakan seiring dengan percepatan pengucuran dana pinjaman dari JICA tersebut. Proses kerja konsultan desain untuk basic desain itu diperkirakan sekitar 14 bulan. “Saya harap itu bisa lebih cepat sehingga akhir tahun ini proses konstruksi bisa segera dimulai,” ujar dia. Mantan Kepala Dinas Pariwisata ini menerangkan untuk saat ini proses pembangunan MRT masih sesuai dengan jadwal, yakni 2011-2015 dengan target pengoperasian 2016.

Seperti diketahui, Pemprov DKI Jakarta akan membangun poryek MRT sepanjang 14,3 kilometer dengan rute Lebak Bulus-Dukuhatas lewat jalur Fatmawati-Cipete Raya, Haji Nawi-Blok M–Sisingamangaraja-Senayan–Istora–Bendunganhilir–Setiabudi. Sejatinya proses pengucuran pinjaman tahap II akan dilakukan pada bulan Maret 2009 mendatang yaitu sebesar 450 juta dolar AS. Untuk memperlancar pencairan dana pinjaman tersebut, Pemprov DKI Jakarta telah menyiapkan peraturan gubernur yang terkait dengan pelaksanaan dan pengawasan pinjaman pembiayaan proyek MRT ini.

Selain pergub, Pemprov DKI Jakarta bersama Departemen Perhubungan juga tengah menyusun draf perjanjian penerusan hibah antara pemerintah pusat dengan Pemprov DKI. Semua peraturan tersebut ditargetkan rampung sebelum Maret 2009. Fauzi Bowo menambahkan, Pergub yang akan dikeluarkan tersebut akan merinci beberapa hal teknis yang sekaligus memperkuat peraturan menteri dalam negeri (Permendagri) dalam proses pencairan pinjaman dan pelaksanaan proyek.
i think these are some points from this article...

*Marubeni Tokyo is interested in taking part in the construction of Jakarta MRT. it has experience in the construction of MRT in Caracas, Manila, and other asian cities.

*however they are also expected to take part in the tender process that is going on according to international standards. there are currently 10 applications received for the basic design. despite the funds for the basic design has not been received yet from JICA, the governor insists on going further with the tender

*the ministry of transportation has selected the basic design from PT Katahira and two other companies. however there are no news yet on when the funds will be received JICA. it is hoped that by march the consultation of basic design can begin.

*the basic design consultation process is expected to take aroun 14 months. the governor hopes it can be done faster and the MRT will be operational in 2016.

*the first phase will be built from Lebak Bulus to Setiabudi. the second phase of loan received is expected to be on March 2009, around US$450 million. there are laws also being developed regarding the sharing of loans between the central government and the Jakarta city council.
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Do not ditch Transjakarta, experts say

Triwik Kurniasari , THE JAKARTA POST , JAKARTA | Wed, 02/11/2009 11:16 AM | City

Transjakarta is the capital’s most effective mass transportation system for curbing traffic congestion despite its resource and infrastructure problems, experts said Tuesday.

Mike Co from the Clean Air Initiative (CAI) for Asian cities said Jakarta’s busway system could be a model for other cities in Asia.

“Jakarta is one of the pioneers for a bus rapid transit [BRT] in Asia,” Co told The Jakarta Post.
“It has an opportunity to show how such a system can work. Transjakarta is actually a model for other cities to emulate.

“The city should not abandon the Transjakarta. The concept itself is not bad, but it is the way you implement it,” he said.

“What the government can do is get behind the Transjakarta system and find ways to improve it.

“It’s a goal to solve the air quality problem in the city because people are not relying on private vehicle as they prefer to use public transport.”

The administration needs to improve Transjakarta buses facilities to attract more passengers, he said.

“[Take] the bus stations [shelters], for instance,” he said. “During my visit in Jakarta, I see that the stations are very simple.

“A BRT expert from Bogota used to say, ‘The stations have to be classy, you have to put some colors’.

“The point is you have to encourage people to take the bus.”

Waty Suhadi from the Swisscontact Indonesia Foundation said Transjakarta was a good start to reducing air pollution.

“Jakarta needs a good mass transportation to ease traffic,” Waty said.

“So, Transjakarta bus is the best option for today, since it is practical and fits with the city’s budget.”

She urged the administration to be consistent in providing busway passengers with good services.

The Transjakarta system has been riddled with problems, even before it launched in 2004.
Public transportation passengers have filed many complaints about the service.

Most complaints are about crowded bus shelters, damaged buses or shelters, and delays to the three new corridors — 8, 9 and 10.

The three corridors have missed their deadlines several times due to the absence of buses.
After months of delay, Transjakarta operator announced last week that it would run the new Lebak Bulus-Harmoni route by Feb. 14.

The new corridor will only operate 20 buses, down from 45 buses previously required to comply with the five-minute headway time.

The 20 buses to run along Corridor 8 are reassigned buses from the seven existing corridors.
Besides the lack of vehicles, an unresolved problem on fees festers between Transjakarta and the consortium operating the corridors.

The conflict began when the administration opened a tender to procure buses for corridors 4 to 7.

Many experts have suggested Transjakarta be separated from the transportation agency to grant it more power to manage the system.
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on February 14 it should be around 115-120 km after corridor 8 begins its operations. But the one thing I don't like about this corridor is that it has way too many points where the buses share the road with regular traffic in its southern segment.The journey from Permata Hijau-Daan Mogot should be fine, as it is 95% exclusive, but from Simprug to Lebak Bulus, it is only around 50% exclusive
120 km of BRT road is a good accomplishment for Jakarta.

Why do they allow non-BRT buses to use the busway? It defeats the purpose, right?
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