Railway Transport Connection and The urgency of Index methodology
The vitality of each railway transport connection between these satellite cities is inevitable.
The emerging of smart city and TOD (Transit Oriented Development) at Jakarta Metropolitan Region (JMR) development in Jakarta makes the connection infrastructure on top of Jakarta’s Urban Fabric to become the solution to the urban and regional transportation problem. It’s existence also has a mean of connecting civic and suburban areas. The rapid development of Jakarta’s suburban areas (Depok, Bekasi, Serpong, and Tangerang) is accompanied by the rapid growth of their public transport routes that link the existence of new cities to the city outskirts and along the existing corridors.
Residential areas are needed in the areas that have TOD characteristics, for example, pedestrian-friendly (walkable), mixed-use between pedestrian, business and commercial, and strategic location (near the railway station network).
The actual railway reassessment in JMR is crucial to determine the TOD characteristics through an index. This index methodology, in which categorize stations that have ideal TOD characteristics, is essential for further treatment to facilitate infrastructure development.
- Taki, Maatouk, Qurnfulah. (2017). Re-Assessing TOD index in Jakarta Metropolitan Region (JMR). Journal of Applied Geospatial Information, 1(1), 33.