City Interventions

Yogyakarta Urban Transport

Country: Indonesia
City: Yogyakarta

Key Stakeholders and PartnersMinistry of Transport, Department of Transport

CDIA SupportUS$ 417,283

Expected Downstream Financing$42 million (local financing institution)

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Transport

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Good Governance; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

Yogyakarta is a touristic city in the Indonesian island of Java known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. Considered as a center of Indonesian education, it is also home to a large population of students. Like other cities, it is suffering from traffic congestion brought about by rapid increase in private vehicle ownership and a lack of reliable public transport system. In 2008, the government introduced the Transjogja Bus System to attract people to return to public transport and reduce the environmental and social impacts from traditional urban transport. The expansion of the Transjogja operation, however, was hampered by the lack of transport infrastructure and limited institutional capacities.

Details of Cooperation

In 2011, CDIA provided technical support, which covered the following:

  • comprehensive review with focus on urban transport;
  • infrastructure investment planning and programming;
  • pre-feasibility study for 3-4 prioritized infrastructure projects;
  • assistance in building the capacity of the city to implement the proposed investments; and
  • linking the projects to financing

Expected Development Impacts

The expansion of the Transjogja operation has brought about positive impacts in terms of environmental improvement and CO2 emission reduction through the promotion of sustainable forms of transport and multi-modal public transport integration. It has also improved access to hospitals, education, tourist spots, and other critical services. Residents and tourists, including women and those with special needs are provided with safe, comfortable, cheap and effective transport.

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