Strengthening the Role of Public Transport

  • Danang Parikesit
  • Bambang Susantono
Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)


Public transport plays undisputable importance and role in Asian megacities: on its own rights as basic modes for the majority of users with minimum economic, social, and environmental cost. As discussed in Chap. 5, the strategic role for public transport is to complement policies targeted for better road traffic mobility. That is, public transport is indispensable to ensure smooth mobility of road traffic—interest of private mode. This is mainly due to the limited road infrastructure in Asian megacities for impending travel demand. This also makes the apparent dichotomy of private mode versus public mode disappear. As such, we need to explore for more effective framework that offers complementary role of both private and public modes.


Public Transport Public Transport System Asian City Light Rail Transit Urban Public Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danang Parikesit
    • 1
  • Bambang Susantono
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)YogyakartaIndonesia
  2. 2.Ministry of TransportationJakartaIndonesia

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