New Vice Governor Sandiaga tells Transjakarta to just find routes with less traffic, netizens slam him with sarcasm

"In my opinion, this is a brilliant idea. The Jakarta Government must be planning to make TransJakartas that can fly”

Transportation

Train from city to Soekarno-Hatta Airport set to begin service on November 25 (for real this time)

Train from city to Soekarno-Hatta Airport set to begin service on November 25 (for real this time)

After multiple delays (the initial targeted date for operations was the end of 2016), the city to Soekarno-Hatta Airport train is totally going to be ready for operations on...

Bandung flip-flops on ride-hailing ban, online ojeks can ride again

Bandung flip-flops on ride-hailing ban, online ojeks can ride again

“Online transportation in the city of Bandung is not banned and is allowed to still operate”

Car commits hit-and-run on motorcycle, knocks over 4 more motorcycles while trying to escape mob (Video)

Car commits hit-and-run on motorcycle, knocks over 4 more motorcycles while trying to escape mob (Video)

Videos of a mob of motorcyclists chasing a small hatchback in the West Java capital city of Bandung went viral yesterday, culminating in a clip of the car driver almost becoming...

Police catch motorcyclists sporting Thai license plates throughout Indonesia

Police catch motorcyclists sporting Thai license plates throughout Indonesia

Police in Indonesia have spotted an unusual traffic violation trend lately, one involving youths replacing the legal Indonesian license plates on their motorcycles with Thai ones,...

Viral: Patient dies in ambulance after other cars won’t give way in Medan

Viral: Patient dies in ambulance after other cars won’t give way in Medan

While some civilians in Indonesia use illegally obtained police lights to arrogantly force their way through traffic jams, it’s an everyday occurrence for actual emergency...

Jakarta Traffic Police starts fining spree against civilians who install police lights in their cars

Jakarta Traffic Police starts fining spree against civilians who install police lights in their cars

The hot button traffic issue in Jakarta at the moment is the illegal use of police or emergency vehicle lights by civilian cars, an issue that drove into the spotlight after a man...

Viral: Civilian with police lights installed in his car caught using them illegally to beat traffic jam

Viral: Civilian with police lights installed in his car caught using them illegally to beat traffic jam

Police or emergency vehicle lights and sirens are illegal for civilian vehicle use in Indonesia, but they are still easily attainable for purchase at many car accessories shops in...

West Java temporarily suspends ride-hailing apps while waiting for new gov’t regulations

West Java temporarily suspends ride-hailing apps while waiting for new gov’t regulations

Citizens of West Java province, for the time being, can’t legally rely on ride-hailing apps after the provincial government announced a temporary suspension on the likes of...

Towards the end of his term, Governor Djarot apologizes for traffic jams in Jakarta

Towards the end of his term, Governor Djarot apologizes for traffic jams in Jakarta

Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat’s journey to the top job in Jakarta was unexpected, to say the least, after having last year replaced jailed former Governor Basuki “Ahok”...


 

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.