Angkot in Bekasi City Apply Online System, First in Indonesia

05 May 2019 - Administrator Aplikasi

The mode of transportation of urban transportation aka angkot in the city of Bekasi, West Java, implements an online or online system. Mayor Rahmat Effendi inaugurated at the Youth Sports Center, South Bekasi, Friday, May 3, 2019.

With the launch of online-based angkot, the city of Bekasi became the 53rd city in the world from 195 countries that implemented online public transportation. "But if in Indonesia, Bekasi City becomes the first of 416 regencies and 98 cities," Rahmat said.

The presence of online-based public transportation, said Rahmat, can answer the needs of the city of Bekasi with a population of 2.7 million. In fact, he hopes that the existence of this transport can be a feeder or mass transport feeder such as light rail or light rail transit (LRT) or commuter line electric train.

Indeed, there are only two zones offered, namely for K-11A, Bekasi-Rawalumbu-Narogong-Bantargebang and K-11B Terminal routes, Bekasi Bekasi-Wijayakusuma, East Bekasi. However, it is possible that all angkot routes in Bekasi City will use similar applications.

"For the time being, we will apply it to the East Bekasi and Bantargebang areas, but in the future other regions will be able to, because the density is high, not only those two points, but in Medansatria, West Bekasi, Rawalumbu, Jatiasih, and so on," he said.

TRON CEO David Santoso claimed to have tested this system since April 10, 2019. Because it was only limited to testing, the tariff set was still a promo, namely Rp. 3,000 per passenger. "TRON is the latest application that allows users to call angkots without the need to walk far," he said.

TRON application has been downloaded more than 2,000 people and has operated 30 angkot. David targets to be able to operate 10,000 angkots throughout Indonesia operating with TRON applications in the first quarter of 2020. (mus)