Jakarta Trial run of public transportation lane under way at Lebak Bulus MRT Station

The South Jakarta Transportation Agency (Dishub) is carrying out a trial run for an exclusive traffic lane dedicated to public transportation under Lebak Bulus MRT Station in South Jakarta.

The agency’s head, Christianto, said the trial run started on Friday evening, with road signs having been put in place and information having been disseminated to road users.

“The lane is dedicated to public transportation so only Transjakarta buses, Transjakarta transportation feeders, Jak Lingko minibuses and other means of public transportation can use it.” Christianto said in a written statement on Sunday as quoted by kompas.com.

Private vehicles and ride-hailing vehicles can still use two other separate lanes under Lebak Bulus MRT Station.

It is reported that five Transportation Agency officials alongside MRT security personnel will manage the traffic and gate for the exclusive traffic lane.

“With one public transportation lane and three public lanes, the traffic will be more organized, private vehicles and ride-hailing vehicles will use the other two lanes,” Christianto said.

Users of private vehicles and ride-hailing vehicles are instructed to ride and disembark in the transit plaza area in front of Poins Square Mall.

However, people who wish to park are provided with a park-and-ride facility in Lebak Bulus.

Christianto added that they gave an exception to disabled passengers of private vehicles or ride-hailing vehicles that wished to go through Lebak Bulus MRT station using the public transportation lane.

“The trial run is being held as an effort to encourage people to switch from private vehicles to public transportation.” Christianto said.

The trial run will be held for at least until next month. (tru)

 

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