Monday, 14 October 2019 | 11:25 WIB

Public Transport Inadequate to Address Traffic in Jakarta

Public Transport Inadequate to Address Traffic in Jakarta (beritatrans)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM -- Transportation observer Azas Tigor Nainggolan says Jakarta's traffic congestions would keep on happening, as public transportation are not enough to overcome the congestion problem.

"This year there has been the inauguration of the MRT, coupled with the LRT, the Trans Jakarta fleet is also increasingly massive, it should be better, but still there are congestion problems," he said, when contacted, in Jakarta, Monday (06/17/2019).

That is, he continued, there was a management error in the government of the DKI Jakarta Province. According to him, the authority in DKI Jakarta does not yet have a concept to truly overcome DKI congestion.

"First, the transportation is repaired, then there is a policy to control the use of private motorized vehicles," he said.

Not only is the variety of modes of public transportation multiplied, according to him, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government needs to make efforts to make public transportation more comfortable so that people want to move from private transportation to public transportation.

In addition, he also said, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government needs to integrate more between public transportation. "The integration effort is not only physical, but also ticket purchase services," he said.

While the matter of controlling the use of private motorized vehicles, according to him, ERP could be a solution. ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) is a system of electronic toll collection schemes to regulate traffic by way of paid roads, as a tax mechanism.

"Odd-even, which previously replaced 3 in 1, was first applied to prepare for one year to move to ERP. Now it's not clear the fate of ERP," said Nainggolan.

More than that, parking carelessly, according to Azas makes the traffic situation in Jakarta "increasingly chaotic" "As long as parking on the road, there is no policy. So that people want to move to public transportation, parking is complicated, the road is limited by ERP , "he said, as reported by Antara.