Depok proposes IDR20 million fines for street parking and garage requirement for car buyers 

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Transportation

Transport agency recommends re-implementing 15-hour-per-day odd-even traffic rule used during Asian Games

Transport agency recommends re-implementing 15-hour-per-day odd-even traffic rule used during Asian Games

Jakarta may see more restrictions on some of its major roads with the possible return of the expanded odd-even traffic policy that was enforced during the 2018 Asian Games.

Depok city administration segregates parking spaces by gender to ‘empower women’

Depok city administration segregates parking spaces by gender to ‘empower women’

Many public spaces in Indonesia, particularly malls, already provide special parking spaces for women, often connoted with pink “ladies parking” signs and situated closest to...

Garuda Indonesia serving Japanese fast food HokBen in business class sparks debate online

Garuda Indonesia serving Japanese fast food HokBen in business class sparks debate online

It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Indonesia flag carrier Garuda Indonesia recently, with the airline hitting heavy financial turbulence and not making it’s usual...

Caught in 60 seconds: Police say new traffic cameras in Jakarta snapped motorists at a rate of at least 100 per minute

Caught in 60 seconds: Police say new traffic cameras in Jakarta snapped motorists at a rate of at least 100 per minute

Jakarta’s ETLE (Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement) traffic cameras got a software upgrade this week, broadening the scope of traffic violations they can capture to include the...

Jakarta’s traffic cameras get new update, can now catch drivers who don’t wear seatbelt or use phone while driving

Jakarta’s traffic cameras get new update, can now catch drivers who don’t wear seatbelt or use phone while driving

Jakarta’s ETLE (Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement) traffic cameras are now equipped to catch more road violations with a new software update taking effect today.

Garuda tops yearly ranking of airlines with the best on-time performance

Garuda tops yearly ranking of airlines with the best on-time performance

Despite its recent financial difficulties, Garuda Airlines has managed to maintain high levels of punctuality, with a 91.6% On-Time Performance (OTP) rating in this year's ranking...

10 MRT Jakarta passengers get IDR500k fines for eating and drinking in stations

10 MRT Jakarta passengers get IDR500k fines for eating and drinking in stations

Is a Rp 500k fine for eating on the MRT too much, or not enough?

Garuda Indonesia drops out of Skytrax’s 10 best airlines list, loses Best Cabin Crew title

Garuda Indonesia drops out of Skytrax’s 10 best airlines list, loses Best Cabin Crew title

Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia sadly did not receive any accolades at this year’s World Airline Awards by Skytrax — the world’s leading airline and airport review site —...

Grab Indonesia starts charging IDR1K-3K cancellation fee for users in Palembang and Lampung

Grab Indonesia starts charging IDR1K-3K cancellation fee for users in Palembang and Lampung

Users of ride-sharing app Grab in the Indonesian cities of Palembang and Lampung will now have to think twice before cancelling a ride order as the Singapore-based company has...


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Coconuts Jakarta Transportation

Some may say that Jakarta is decades behind other metropolises in terms of having a decent integrated public transportation, and they’d be right - at least temporarily. Jakarta is only recently playing catch up by building its first subway system called the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), the first line of which should be completed by 2019. Otherwise, public transport is a mess in Jakarta. The capital’s roads are filled with hardly regulated public transportation options such as Angkutan Kota (Angkot) minivans, old dilapidated buses like the Kopaja and Metro Mini, and Bajajs. Taxis are also very common, but many of them are already in states of disrepair. The rise of ride-hailing service apps such as Uber has been welcomed in Jakarta, at least by customers looking for convenience and more comfort in their commute. One app that totally changed the scene was Go-Jek, a local transportation company that allows users to hail ojek motorcycle taxis for personal transportation, food delivery, and even package delivery. Jakartans now have many ride-hailing apps to choose from at low prices, as companies compete for customers by outdoing each other in giving discounted rates. Jakartans also generally have their own private vehicles. Most of these vehicles are motorcycles, which contribute greatly to indiscipline on the roads. Car owners are greatly responsible for traffic jams too, as it’s quite common for many of Jakarta’s wealthier citizens to own more cars than they actually need.