Public Transportation in JakartaNowadays, there are several kinds of public transportation in the city of Jakarta. There are several types of buses without air conditioner, that still operating until now such as Metromini and Kopaja. There is Metromini, the regular bus with the orange colour. There are several buses like Kopaja with the white green colour. There is also smaller minibus called “Mikrolet” and “Angkot”. Mikrolet & Angkot usually provide for short and medium routes. Some regular buses are also still operating until now. But some of them have been disappeared because of the transformation in the transportation system in Jakarta.
|Metromini & Kopaja|
|TransJakarta Bus & Commuter Line Train|
Jakarta also has a commuter line train, the train that connects the jabodetabek area from Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Bogor city. The ticket price is also affordable, less than fifteen thousand rupiah. Compare to the year around 1990s, at that time the public transportations was very limited. People did not have many choices in the past. The problems included the infrastructure, the bus stop, and the number of the bus. It was a familiar view, that we saw buses full of people, like “pepesan” in the slang language.
How I love the bajayAs a local citizen, I usually go to some places by public transportation. Why? Because it usually faster, then I don’t have to drive by myself, release the stress from driving in the traffic jam. Traffic jam can makes me get headache, for sure. Of all the public vehicles, but what I like most is the Bajay, the 3 cycles vehicle that operates in certain areas. It is turn out from the orange typical colour to the blue one with BBG in the last few years. The sound of the blue bajay is not noisy as the orange bajay in the past.
|Bajay, my favourite|