TransJakarta is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the first BRT system in Southern and Southeast Asia.

The TransJakarta system began operations on January 25, 2004. TransJakarta was designed to provide Jakarta citizens with a fast public transportation system to help reduce rush hour traffic. The buses run in dedicated lanes and ticket prices are subsidized by the regional government.

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In January 2016, the ridership is 320,000 passengers per day. In June 2016 served 10,206,000 passengers, and in August 2016 served 11.6 million passengers. Previously in 2011, the system achieved the annual peak performance with the buses carried 114.7 million passengers and then in the next following years the number were stable and in 2014, the buses carried 111.6 million passengers. The fare cost Rp 3,500 (27 US cents) per passenger (2016).

The subsidy per passenger-ticket in 2011 was around Rp 2,900 ($0.29) and for 2012 the subsidy is expected be around Rp 2,100 ($0.21) per passenger-ticket.

Currently TransJakarta has the world’s longest BRT system (210.31 km in length), with 12 primary routes and 10 cross-corridor routes. Three more corridors are due to commence construction in 2014 or 2015 and will be partially elevated whereas the existing corridors are at ground level.

In addition there are 18 ‘feeder’ routes that continue past the end of the exclusive bus ways into the municipalities surrounding Jakarta and use special buses that allow for boarding at either ground level or the TransJakarta station platforms.