Tonight, I watched the MetroTV’s evening Headline News titled “Kemacetan Jakarta Menggila” (Traffic Jam in Jakarta worsens). This morning, my friend Barok told me, Jakarta is a city of millions of motorbikes.
It’s true. Traffics on the roads are nowadays getting crazier and worse. My wife told me that since the activation of Transjakarta bus along cawang-grogol route last week, the traffic round her office in Jalan Gatot Subroto, Kuningan is becoming out of control. It’s really insane, it took 3 hours to reach her office, although she already took “Jalan Tol” (paid highway).
Whenever I discuss anything to do with traffic, I always tell her that this country has failed to manage the traffic. It’s completely a big fail. The government has no ability to control and manage the transportation system.
I also don’t understand; why the government and all the elite politicians couldn’t do anything to solve this issue? I believe most of them are rich people and I am sure they have traveled or visited a developed country like USA, UK, or Germany, or at least they visited Singapore when they did shopping. Why they didn’t just learn success stories from those countries that have good public transportation system.
I extremely can say, why they didn’t just copy-paste the transportation system of Singapore. It’s easy! Just invite their experts and teach our people here and start applying the system!