The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) plans to make a new bus route, namely “Trans Java”. This route will later serve the Jakarta-Surabaya route.
This bus is one of the choices of public transportation modes that operate along the Trans Java Toll Road. Planned this bus can reduce the tendency of people to use private vehicles while traveling.
Transportation Ministry’s Director of Transport and Multimodal, Ahmad Yani, said Trans Java buses are special service bus routes. Trans Java will only operate within the Trans Java Toll Road, without exiting the toll road.
“Actually, almost all of the POs (Autobus companies) also have routes to Surabaya. Well, later, we make buses (Trans Java). The operation is only in tolls not out of toll, special services are,” Ahmad said when contacted by detikFinance, Monday (1/7/2019).
According to Ahmad, the Trans Java bus service will be on par with executive / business buses. Therefore, according to him, this bus is planned to be pegged to non-economic tariffs.
“Certainly (executive bus). Not a bus with economic rates, surely (the quality) will be equivalent to an executive bus,” Ahmad said.
Previously, Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi proposed this ‘Trans Java’ public transportation bus. He wants to have transportation modes that can operate along the Trans Java Toll Road. (zlf / zlf)