The TransJakarta bus rapid transit (BRT) system opened in January 2004. During its first year, it served 15 million passengers and brought life back to the Jakarta’s streets. Beginning with just 12.9 kilometers (8 miles), TransJakarta is now one of the largest BRT systems in the world with 167 km of corridors. Since its opening, TransJakarta has expanded to ten corridors and currently accommodates over 280,000 passengers per day. Travel times have been reduced by as much as an hour during peak periods. Over 25 percent of passengers switched from using private motorized vehicles for some trips, and carbon dioxide emissions alone are being reduced at the rate of 37,000 metric tons a year. ITDP’s continued work on TransJakarta focuses on improving service as well as travel demand management, increasing pedestrian and bike facilities, and parking policies.
ITDP’s work in Jakarta includes a TransJakarta station expansion plan and direct service implementation in order to increase the usage of TransJakarta buses. ITDP is focusing on an integrated approach to integrate non-motorized transport, which will improve the accessibility of Jakartans to their city through a better pedestrian and cyclist network so called ‘Greenways” and Bike Sharing”. in April 2013, ITDP is was invited by the DKI Jakarta government to develop a pilot project parking reform plan as part of the effort to reduce traffic congestion within the commercial area of Pasar Baru.