Unmanned ‘Skytrain’ linking Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s 3 terminals arrives, to be fully operational by August

Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is finally getting a much-needed upgrade that will help it catch up, facilities-wise, with other major airports around the

Transportation

Family of 3 killed after truck with suspected brake failure runs over them in Medan (WARNING: Disturbing video)

A father and his two children were killed in what appear to have been a horrific traffic accident in the North Sumatra capital of Medan

Family of 3 killed after truck with suspected brake failure runs over them in Medan (WARNING: Disturbing video)

TransJakarta to install metal detectors, increase security personnel at bus stations following suicide bombings

Jakarta’s city bus management company, PT TransJakarta, says it’s going to increase security measures at its bus stations following the twin suicide bombing at the Kampung...

TransJakarta to install metal detectors, increase security personnel at bus stations following suicide bombings

Lion Air captain faces demotion after passengers catch him letting his wife and toddler inside cockpit

Dimas Rio, a senior pilot working Indonesian airline Lion Air, may face heavy sanctions after he allegedly disobeyed flight safety regulations by letting his wife and toddler...

Lion Air captain faces demotion after passengers catch him letting his wife and toddler inside cockpit

Viral: Netizens praise motorcycle taxi driver for opening up path for ambulance to get through traffic jam

"This young man helped open the path for an ambulance that was trapped in severe congestion in the Kasablanka area. You are the

Viral: Netizens praise motorcycle taxi driver for opening up path for ambulance to get through traffic jam

Around 25,000 people died in road accidents in Indonesia in 2016: Transport Minister

That's nearly 3 people per hour.

Around 25,000 people died in road accidents in Indonesia in 2016: Transport Minister

Huge fire engulfs Klender train station, Jakarta-Bekasi KRL line disrupted

A fire broke out at the Klender train station in East Jakarta this morning, disrupting the KRL Commuterline service on the Jakarta Kota-Bekasi

Huge fire engulfs Klender train station, Jakarta-Bekasi KRL line disrupted

Regent’s aide in Papua reported to police for allegedly punching AirNav officers who didn’t issue flight permit due to bad weather

This is the exact opposite of how you should repay people who look after your well

Regent’s aide in Papua reported to police for allegedly punching AirNav officers who didn’t issue flight permit due to bad weather

Viral: 3 teenagers pose for selfie in Jakarta MRT tunnel construction site

Three unidentified teenagers got an exclusive first hand look at the progress of the MRT construction in Jakarta when they posed for a rail smooth selfie in one of the subway...

Viral: 3 teenagers pose for selfie in Jakarta MRT tunnel construction site

Transport Ministry says air conditioning mandatory in all angkot minivans by 2018

With angkot minivans, what you pay for is what you get.

Transport Ministry says air conditioning mandatory in all angkot minivans by 2018

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.