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Jakarta on the way to sustainable public transport

21 April 2022

In recent years, expanding Jakarta has invested in renewing and improving public transport with a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system and its integration with 'normal' bus transport. In addition, expansion of the metro and light rail system, bicycle paths and sidewalks is on the agenda for the coming years. A comprehensive overall plan for which Jakarta received the 'Sustainable Transport Award' last year.

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The city has set itself an ambitious goal with its move towards zero emissions public transportation and this became also clear during the Jakarta E-Mobility Event series that was realized in March. In September 2019, the DKL Jakarta Provincial government committed to the C40’s fossil fuel-free initiative and set an ambitious goal to procure 10,051 e-buses by 2030, with over 50% fleet electrification by 2025 and full electrification by 2030. In September 2020, Jakarta committed to participate in the TUMI E-Bus Mission as a deep dive city. TUMI, Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative, supports transport projects all around the world and enables policy makers to transform urban mobility. It is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Initially introduced in 2004, the Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit network has expanded exponentially in recent years and now serves over 82.6% of the city’s population. The network, which includes BRT, non-BRT, Microtrans and tourism transit saw a substantial increase in total number of routes from 2015 to 2020, growing from 29 to 248 routes across 13 corridors during this short period. The first 16 kilometres of Mass Rapid Transit were established, and the first phase of Light Rail Transit was implemented.

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The TUMI E-Bus Mission will support 20 cities in their transition towards electric bus deployment. Within TUMI organizations such as C40 Cities, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and World Resource Institute (WRI) will work together to accelerate the transition to electric buses. By building and sharing a dataset of the e-bus performance, TUMI will help to identify the project’s environmental and social impacts as well as consider the fleet’s operation performance.

On 17th May the TUMI Conference 2022 will be held in Leipzig, Germany

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