Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Transport Master Planning in Jakarta

The Institute is developing an innovative approach to help the Indonesian Government test its proposals for new major infrastructure investments. 

Professor Simon Shepherd and Dr Chandra Balijepalli have been working with the Greater Jakarta Transport Authority (GJTA) to develop a test-bed for the region using a dynamic land-use transport interaction model (MARS). 

The model is informing the development of a Transportation Master Plan for Greater Jakarta, which forms part of a Presidential Decree and covers a population of over 30 million people. 

The model has been used in the initial testing of proposed transport policy options for the city region. These options include large-scale infrastructure projects such as new mass rapid transit lines dissecting the region, an extensive central light rail network with a connection to the international airport, and major road capacity expansion. The policy options tested also include demand management measures such as electronic road pricing on a number of key routes. 

Dr Balijepalli recently visited Jakarta to present the preliminary results to GJTA and discuss further development. A follow-up visit in the autumn will involve practical training for the authority’s staff, together with a presentation of the model to the Minister of Transport.

Image: example of MARS output showing mode share and growth in residents with new measures in place.
Image:  example of MARS output showing mode share and growth in residents with new measures in place.
Dr Balijepalli (centre) with staff from GJTA.
Dr Balijepalli (centre) with staff from GJTA.