Bali has a tough task to encourage people to start leaving private vehicles and switching to public transportation. Especially after the launch of a road-based mass transportation service program in urban areas with a buy the service purchase scheme for the Trans Metro Dewata service in Bali Province, Monday (7/9) afternoon.
The launch event which was centered on the Badung market yard, Denpasar City was attended by Bali Governor Wayan Koster, Director General of Land Transportation of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation Budi Setiyadi and Denpasar City Secretary A.A. Rai Iswara. “The Bali Provincial Government has facilitated cooperation between the Ministry of Transportation, Bali Province and Denpasar City Government to provide public transportation in urban agglomerations that are safe, comfortable, safe and affordable,” said Head of the Bali Provincial Transportation Agency, I Gede Wayan Samsi Gunarta.
According to Samsi, there were 4 agglomeration service corridors for Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan launched. Starting from the operational corridor of GOR Ngurah Rai to Ngurah Rai Airport and vice versa. This service is part of a government program provided through the Ministry of Transportation’s budget.
Interestingly, the operator of the 4 Trans Metro Dewata corridors was won by a consortium of local Bali autobus companies. “This indicates that the Bali Provincial Government has provided good guidance to transportation companies so that they can win national competitions,” he explained.
Samsi added that all routes in the 4 corridors are integrated with the Trans Sarbagita route, AKDP routes, KSPN service routes, and Denpasar angkot routes. Among them, the Preparation terminal from Tabanan to Kuta Central Parking, Ngurah Rai Airport-GOR Ngurah Rai Denpasar, Matahari Terbit Beach-Dalung Permai, and Ubud-Ubung Terminal.