As reported by The Jakarta Post, the Jakarta administration plans to expand the use of electronic payment (e-payment) systems for city’s bus rapid transit (BRT) service next year. The government expected all forms of city’s transportation use e-payment ticketing system and all 216 Transjakarta shelters would be equipped with facilities supporting the e-ticketing system by March 2013.
In collaboration with Bank DKI, an e-payment card namely JakCard will be issued to support the e-ticketing system and the users can top up the card at several Transjakarta stops. The government is planning to form up partnership with major banks such as Bank Mandiri, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Bank Central Asia and Bank Negara Indonesia to implement service allowing the JakCard users to top up their card directly from their bank account.
by Alice Lee