January 14, 2009

Project Summary

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

New developments in the urban transport sector in Indonesia promise to counter the trend of increasing traffic congestion and air pollution in urban area. 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.


The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and its partners, provide technical support for the Jakarta BRT with aims to maximize effectiveness of the Jakarta BRT and use it as a catalyst for urban transport reform in Jakarta and other key Indonesian cities.


The project objectives directly contribute to increased sustainable transport by encouraging modal shift from private motorized vehicles to public transport. Increasing the operational efficiency of Jakarta’s BRT will increase the speed and capacity of the system, both of which are currently reducing potential ridership.


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