Saturday, December 13, 2014

Privatized #publictransit encourages risk-taking with peoples lives

The Jakarta Post: "Emanuel said that the current setoran system urged the drivers to drive recklessly. Most drivers tend to “compete” with one another in order to get more passengers and as a result receive more money to take home. Many accidents happen in the city because public transportation drivers drive recklessly."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PT Adaro help with 8 public transportation

Sarawak Daily News: "Tanjung, South Kalimantan: PT Adaro Indonesia through its Corporate Social Responsibility handed eight public minivan to the Government of Tabalong, in order to support the free public transportation for students and teachers, Antaranews reported.

The company PR, Hikmatul Amin, here on Monday, said eight Suzuki APV cars for public transport are contribution of PT Adaro and its sub-contractors, namely PT Sapta Indera Sejati (SIS), Pamapersada Nusantara, PT Buma and PT Rahman Abdijaya.

“The eight units of public transport is a concern from companies to support local government programs to provide free transport services, especially for teachers and students,” said Hikmatul."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brace yourself for more transport chaos

Free Malaysia Today: "“Will Malaysians one day be able to enjoy good public transportation systems similar to the UK?” This question has always been on my mind."

Monday, October 6, 2014

‘Provide free transport to ease burden caused by price hike’ – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

‘Provide free transport to ease burden caused by price hike’ – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo: "KUCHING: Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian has suggested for the state government to provide free transport for the people as a direct way to alleviate the burden caused by fuel price hikes.

Baru, who is state PKR chairman, explained that it would definitely be very helpful to the people if the government funded transportation is implemented in towns and cities in the state including in rural areas."

'via Blog this'

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Roads shut for car-free day

Bangkok Post: news: "City Hall is to close several major roads to all motorised vehicles for a "car-free day" this weekend to encourage the use of public transport. "

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fuel price hike looms for Indonesia's new leader "JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first item on the to-do list of Indonesia's president-elect is one that successive leaders have struggled with, and could be his toughest: how to wean the country off fuel subsidies that make gasoline almost as cheap as bottled water."
Fuel subsidies have created a mess. Now ending them will create more mess. Solution? Make buses free.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cars choking Jarkarta - congestion cost is USD 3 Billion per year

The Jakarta Post: "Fighting against Jakarta’s traffic during peak hours burns us out, and burns our money — for nothing. At some point, driving a car starts to be a symbol of immobility rather than mobility.
...Jakarta is estimated to lose US$3 billion per year due to traffic congestion, which is closely related to the rapid growth in private vehicle ownership of 9-11 percent per year, while the existing public transportation systems and road facilities fail to function in accommodating citizens’ mobility (Rukmana, 2014). "