SMALL SCALE URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT: LESSONS FROM THE INDONESIAN EXPERIENCE?

Small scale motorised vehicles carrying seven to eleven passengers constitute the backbone of public transport in most larger Indonesian cities. This paper describes the technology of the bemo, the organisation under which it operates, and its role in the public transport systems of East Javanese cities of Malang and Surabaya. The impact of the recent introduction of city buses to Surabaya is discussed. In the light of Indonesian experience, suggestions are made for some simple innovations in Australian public transport systems, in particular for the introduction of unscheduled shared taxis on semi-fixed routes. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Australia Transport Research Forum, Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • DICK, H W
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DA-0678R
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38026
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM