Jakarta: The Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee gave Jakarta an honourable mention at the award ceremony for the 2020 Sustainable Transport Award for its efforts in implementing sustainable development in transportation. The city of Pune in India won the main award.
The honourable mention was based on the success of the capital city’s Transjakarta bus network, which has seen a 200% increase in passengers in less than three years, as well as its success in improving the integration of public transportation hubs.
The STA was part of the annual conference on transforming transportation, where delegates from the Jakarta administration also presented the development of transportation in Jakarta in a panel session on Thursday.
For 15 years, the STA has given appreciation to cities around the world that have implemented innovative strategies in sustainable urban transportation issues such as mass transportation systems, pedestrian and cyclist facilities and parking management.
In addition to the increase in Transjakarta passengers, Jakarta was also considered successful in integrating the bus system with angkot (minivan) services, as well as implementing its first modern metro system, namely the MRT Jakarta.
Jakarta was also considered successful in bringing positive changes in relation to sustainable transportation systems and intermodal integration through the construction of pedestrian facilities and improvement of access to stations and other public transport stops. — The Jakarta Post/ANN