A Saturday Whizz-bang A couple of clapped out buses whizzed us to Ratu Plaza and we wended our way over the eight lane road via the BusWay bridge. Now the Transjakarta Transportation system, aka Busway, has been hailed as a model for other major cities to emulate. This is some kind of joke according to Post readers.
And I must agree.
It's a potential death trap. The guy in the picture was using his handphone as he nonchalantly strolled across the gap. But not being a youngster, and scared of heights, albeit over six feet tall, I think this is scandalous. I watched as an ibu allowed her two toddlers to approach the gap in service and the impending doom of her inheritance, biologically speaking.
How the fuck can any public service allow such incompetence?
Let me rephrase that.
How on earth can the public allow such incompetence from City Hall?
Mike Co from the Clean Air Initiative (CAI) for Asian cities said Jakarta’s busway system could be a model for other cities in Asia.
“Jakarta is one of the pioneers for a bus rapid transit [BRT] in Asia,” Co said. “It has an opportunity to show how such a system can work. Transjakarta is actually a model for other cities to emulate.
“The city should not abandon the Transjakarta. The concept itself is not bad, but it is the way you implement it,” he said. “What the government can do is get behind the Transjakarta system and find ways to improve it.
Sorry, but clean air is the least of the problems. Surely public safety comes first?