The TransJakarta bus rapid transit (BRT) system opened in January 2004. During its first year, the system 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.
In addition, ITDP Indonesia focuses on improving non-motorized transport throughout the city. A better pedestrian and cyclist network, as well as greenways and a bike sharing system currently under consideration, will improve Jakartans access to their city. In April 2013, ITDP 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. ITDP continues to focus on parking reform and promoting transit-oriented development in Jakarta.
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