Public Bus Service to Baliís Airport in 2013
Trans Sarbagita Bus System Network to Soon Include Baliís Ngurah Rai International Airport
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Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) reports that the Trans Sarbagita Bus System will extend its network to include a Sanur-Ngurah Rai International Airport-Nusa Dua route later this year.
The new service will provide an economical and efficient means of accessing the airport for both air travelers and those working at the airport.
Bali’s governor Pastika said:
“We have discussed the plan for Trans Sarbagita to serve a new route to Ngurah Rai airport. We hope it can be completed soon.”
In operation since August 2011, the Trans Sarbagita System currently provides a network that connects Batubulan (Gianyar) to Nusa Dua and Denpasar to Jimbaran.
Emphasizing that care would be taken in designing the new airport route, Pastika said, “We don’t want to wipe out long-standing transportation services.”
The airport is presently served by a monopoly taxi service operated by a local cooperative of questionable legality under Indonesia’s anti-monopoly regulation of 1999.
The governor is seeking a way to introduce a means to introduce the public bus service to Bali’s airport that will not upset existing modes of transportation, legal or otherwise.
Initially, 8 busses are to be operated on the Sanur-Airport-Nusa Dua route to serve an estimated 8,000 workers at the airport and a large number of domestic and international travelers.
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