Jakarta’s new bus rapid transit system, TransJakarta, opened on January 15, 2004. It has proved a dramatic success in providing faster bus service for some Jakarta residents at a very modest cost. Several technical aspects of the system can be improved, and incorporated into designs of additional corridors as they are built. These issues are outlined in Trans-Jakarta Bus Rapid Transit System: Technical Review, submitted to DKI Jakarta by ITDP on January 5, 2004.
However, some outstanding regulatory and institutional issues with TransJakarta remain. These issues are the focus of this report. While TransJakarta has already initiated some important institutional reforms that are helping improve public transit services in Jakarta, additional reforms will significantly improve the busway’s operational and financial performance.