Senin, 16 Januari 2012
Usually people hope for the best along with another year to come.
Apparently that kind of hope is not going to happen this year; related to public transportation. I am so fed up with everything that I saw it made me not really in the mood to update my blog last week.
What more can I talk about? About how Jakarta getting crowded with more people to come but no additional public transportation? Damaged facilities like shattered glasses on bus stop for busway due to fight of local residents? Or damaged rooftop on busway corridor after got hit by falling tree, damaged street and flooded during rainy days, aging bus that always broke down on the street, crazy bus drivers. Not to mention egoistic passengers, vicious to one another, cars that always enters street for busways (probably because they get tired stuck in traffic), motorcycle drivers and people who cross the street but never bother to look around, all are still the same.
Same things goes to drivers of other public transportation. Though now all of them have to bring ID, doesn't mean they stop using other (illegal) driver to operate their vehicle. Those illegal drivers mostly are speeding drivers that scare passengers.
Using train at peak hours doesn't give you any comfort either. If that train can stretch itself, it would probably stretched like a big balloon due to over passengers inside.
Most passengers try not to care as long as they can get to their destination with cheap fare.
Last Friday I passed transit bus stop for busway and they have not repair these damages! Considering now it's raining almost daily I hate to think what that will do to passengers.
Feel so sad being a passenger here in Jakarta.