Support Services for Urban Transportation, Aino Present in Transit Forum IX
Performance of urban transport, especially road transport in Indonesia is still far from satisfactory. This situation encourage Direktorat Bina Sistem Transportasi Perkotaan (BSTP) to held Forum Transit as regular program since 2010 until now. This Forums Transit IX themed Increase the Participation of Government For Managing Roads-Based Public Transportation. In this event, Aino also opens a booth to demonstrate Tap Validator on Bus as implementation solution of electronic ticket payment system based on BRT to substitute the conventional ticketing system. Tap Validator on Bus also supported by monitoring system as our contribution for the Intelligent Transport System implementation in Indonesia.
The event was attended by 18 region of Dinas Perhubungan in Indonesia opened by Deputy Dirjen Perhubungan Darat, Drs. Suroyo Alimoeso, held from 3 to 5 September 2014. In his opening speech, he said that in order to improve service delivery for public transportation is involving all parts of the service provider to provide the best service for the community. Besides National Ministry, Department of Transportation and regional government also responsible for the creating public transportation services standard that provide safety, comfortability, and punctuality for all users.
The second day was filled with the presentation of the participants about the coordination of the Implementation of Roads-Based Public Transportation. Presentation was divided into three rooms to maximize discussion among participants. On the third day, the event was filled with presentation by four persons, namely: Dail Umamil Asri from the Direktorat Transportasi Bappenas that convey Rancangan Teknokratik Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) from 2015 to 2019 in Transportation Sector; Direktorat Jenderal Anggaran dan Direktorat Penyusunan APBN, Kementrian Keuangan RI that explain the Subsidy Budgeting Control Policy in APBN; Direktorat Jenderal Minyak dan Gas Bumi, Kementrian Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral that explained about gas infrastructure for transportation; and Eka Sari Lorena Surbakti, MBA, Chairman of Organisasi Gabungan Angkutan Darat (Oganda) that explain Perspective of Urban Public Transportation Implementation.
In the end of this event, five-point agreement was signed by the participants of the Dinas Perhubungan Kota as result of Forum Transit IX. The five-point agreement states that the transport services should have the collaboration, connectivity, security, comfortability, and sustainability of integrated transport services as well as take advantage of information and communication technology through Intelligent Transport System as to to create smooth traffic regulation. Governments also need to improve the infrastructure and public transportation services as well as improve quality through fleet management, developing the route, and managing cooperation between operators. By doing aggressive revitalization public transportation, government aims to raise public awareness to using public transportation.
As form of our support for public transportation integrated services in Indonesia, Aino also developed a payment solution with Tap Validator on Bus to be implemented at BRT. Tap Validator on Bus is front end device which installed inside the bus so that passengers can transact directly on the bus. By implementing these devices, verification of valid smart card based electronic ticket will be easier, ease the rate and the number of passengers record, facilitate remote management update, shorten the remote data transmission via the data controller, and can be used as a barrier of paid and unpaid areas. (DK / Aino)