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GMU Student Card as a Trans Jogja Bus Ticket
The students of Gadjah Mada University (GMU) will get additional transportation facility in Yogyakarta. Student card (KTM) UGM can later be used as a bus ticket Trans Jogja.
This program is collaboration with the Yogyakarta provincial government and GMU. This is to support the increased use of public transit in the province of Yogyakarta as well as realize the GMU campus educational areas.
“GMU is still reviewing the use of GMU student card as well as bus fares. Use of GMU student card as a bus ticket is possible. GMU student card types and tickets Trans Jogja has the same system, namely as a ‘smart card’, a smart card, “said transport expert, Prof. Dr. Ing, Munawar Ahmad, MSc told reporters on campus Tuesday (09/08/2011).
Ahmad said the study on the use of cards as a GMU student bus tickets Trans Jogja has been presented to the Governor of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. Currently just waiting for an agreement that will apply the tariff system. GMU proposed three fare options, i.e. a monthly system of 100 thousand rupiahs per month, the semester system USD 400 thousand per semester and a subscription system bus 50 times the price of 100 thousand rupiahs.
“Now it’s just a matter of assessment rates by Dishubkominfo DIY. If later on a monthly or semester system is approved, then by paying a certain amount of money, GMU students will be able to take a bus wherever Trans Jogja with frequency at a predetermined time range, “he said.
According to him, use the GMU student card is not just for new students, but could also for the old generation college students. The lecturers and employees were expected to make use of ‘smart card’ for public transport in Yogyakarta. The plan will be carried out by Wamenhub launch in late September 2011.
“This is both campaigned for the use of public transport in order to overcome bottlenecks and creating a pollution free environment. Existing GMU also proposed increasing the number of buses, bus stops and long-term trajectory, “he said.
Ahmad added the realization of the use of student cards as the ticket is based on the results of a survey of 500 students. This is related to relate to the use of vehicles used and the possible use of the Trans Jogja as a mode of transportation to campus.
The survey results indicate when modes (types) used transport students currently dominated by motorcycles as much as 81.20 percent, 9.20 percent on foot, car 3.20 percent, 2.20 percent of buses and other transport equipment 0.60 percent. Students who mostly live in the surrounding streets Kaliurang south Ring Road (47.1 percent), road Ground Northern Ring Road (11.80 percent), North Affandi roads (8.1 percent), Ring Road between UPN and Condong Catur ( 4.5 percent) and Health Road near RS Sardjito (3.7 percent).
“From this sample it is likely they ride the Trans Jogja bus, who resides with a maximum distance of 400 meters from the stop nearest the Trans Jogja as much as 11.24 percent. Meanwhile, if there are improvements plus bus stops and route / trajectory that number could increase to 33.49 percent, “he said.
This facility will certainly affect the student in selecting homestay or boarding. With the Trans Jogja bus ticket facility, GMU students would consider leaving college by Trans Jogja bus. The distance between the boarders and Trans Jogja bus stop will be a factor affecting the choice of boarding. If you’re looking for boarders around Affandi Street close to the Trans Jogja bus stop, Cempaka homestay is the right choice. Only by walking less than 5 minutes, we could reach the Trans Jogja bus stop.
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