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MRT Jakarta drafts new business model amid falling ridership

first_imgCity-owned public transportation company PT MRT Jakarta is reviewing plans to switch to a new business model after suffering a dramatic fall in ridership during large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for the COVID-19 outbreak.“[The new business plan] will provide new business values for MRT Jakarta. This is what we call ‘business beyond normal’,” MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar said during a press briefing on Thursday.He added that the model would combine three business components he referred to as “beyond ridership, beyond physical mobility and beyond transport network”. The beyond physical mobility component will focus on virtual mobility to develop digital businesses, including the use of websites and social media for advertising and other commercial purposes.The operator recently launched MRTJ accelerator with aims to collaborate with start-ups in its digital activities. The program was slated to start between August and September.“MRT Jakarta is inviting local start-ups to help us develop digital ecosystems along MRT Jakarta routes and MRT Jakarta TOD areas,” William said, referring to the transit-oriented development.Read also: MRT Jakarta delays phase 2 construction amid COVID-19 outbreakThe approach is in line with the beyond transport network component, which will focus on not only developing more routes but also connecting areas around MRT stations for urban regeneration, especially in the upcoming second phase of the MRT Jakarta, which stretches from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta to Kota in West Jakarta.The number of MRT Jakarta passengers dropped dramatically during the implementation of PSBB measures between April and June. The operator served an average of 90,000 to 100,000 passengers daily between January and mid-March, but the number dropped to 5,000 in April and 2,000 in May.Since the city began easing restrictions on Monday, the number of passengers has slowly risen to 13,000 a day.“However, the increase is yet to be significant because some businesses and malls have yet to resume operations until [June 15],” William said, projecting the figure to rise to 60,000 to 70,000 in July.Topics : As the MRT operator can no longer rely on ridership as a business parameter, it will prioritize non-farebox income in its beyond ridership scheme while promoting the branding value of living a healthy lifestyle.Read also: MRT Jakarta back to normalcy, but with limited capacityEmpty spaces in MRT stations will be used for coworking spaces equipped with various features, including video conferencing.In addition, MRT Jakarta will push for the development of mobile ticketing, smart vending machines, cashless retail transactions, online training for start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses as well as delivery services.last_img read more

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Housing and road repairs are major challenges for Roseau South Constituency

first_img 16 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Housing and road repairs are major challenges for Roseau South Constituency by: – August 5, 2011 Share Hon. Ambrose GeorgeThe Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Honourable Ambrose George says housing and road repairs are the major challenges facing his constituency.“We do have some challenges in the area of housing and our road conditions with respect to some of the areas which were private developments and are still private developments for example Leopoldville, Wallhouse and Castle Comfort. These were developed by private people and it has reached a stage where they no longer maintain the infrastructure in terms of the road and the drainage for those areas, so Government now has to come in and take that responsibility.”Mr. George, who is also the Minister responsible for Information Technology and Constituency Empowerment, told Dominica Vibes News that these roads in the privately developed areas are posing a challenge as well but he is committed to assisting the residents of these communities.“It is adding more to the public roads which I have in the Constituency so that in itself is posing quite a big challenge for me as the Parliamentary Representative, but we are trying our best to deal with the situation. I always maintain that people pay their taxes and therefore they need the services; they have to be provided with the services,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Shut Out Lady Lions

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Tennis team ended their regular season with a 5-0 win against Rushville.In singles, Audrey Weigel, Sophie Brown, and Kate Poltrack picked up wins. The doubles teams of Baylee Rohlfing/Corinne Stone and Jenna Ertel/Betsy Harmeyer also won.In JV, Batesville won 6-0. Maggie Walsman and Lilly Esser won in singles. In doubles action, the teams of Carly Fitzpatrick/Kayla Stone, Vivian Shroder/Caroline Kellerman, Sally Heppner/Kayla Meyer, and Malia Scheele/Maggie Walsman all won.The Varsity will compete in the EIAC individual tournament beginning on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney​.last_img read more

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FL Surgeon General Declares Public Health Emergency Over Hepatitis A

first_imgFlorida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency on Thursday to address the continued increase in Hepatitis A cases.He states, “I am declaring this Public Health Emergency as a proactive step to appropriately alert the public to this serious illness and prevent further spread of Hepatitis A in our state. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is through vaccination.”Rivkees continues, “It is important that we vaccinate as many high-risk individuals as possible in order to achieve herd immunity. I will continue to work with Governor DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez to take proactive steps to protect the health of Florida’s residents and visitors.”The current breakdown of Hepatitis A cases is:Palm Beach: 45Martin: 32St. Lucie: 26Indian River: 4Okeechobee: 7The Florida Department of Health says that Hepatitis A is caused by a contagious virus that infects the liver and could lead to serious problems.Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.Officials encourage anyone with questions or concerns to call the state’s Hepatitis A hotline at: (844) 225-5364.last_img read more

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GPL preview:Title chase Vs Relegation battles

first_imgAs the race for Glo Premier League title reaches a thrilling climax, every point earned or dropped beginning Wednesday will prove crucial come the end of the campaign on June 23.With three matches to go, the title has not been decided while the relegation race is incomplete with only one spot confirmed – Real Tamale United, who could set a new record by going down without a win all season and with the lowest number of points in the top-flight.At this stage of the season, it is time for teams down at the base of the table to save their club from being doomed to play in the lower division.Just three points separates the top and the third-placed team in a season that has brought thrills and drama.Leaders Chelsea will clash with relegation candidate, Arsenal in a Berekum derby which has been moved to Dormaa as the Gunners serve an indefinite home ban from playing at the Golden City Park.Chelsea have a two-point lead and will need to maintain a winning run from now till the end of the season to secure them a second premiership title but Arsenal, will have to also win to boost their faint chances of escaping the drop. Defending champions, Asante Kotoko will be attempting to pile on the pressure from second-place as they must win in Kpando against Heart of Lions to keep themselves in the title race.Medeama, who had enjoyed the summit for a long time find themselves in third place ahead of their meeting with Wa All Stars in Tarkwa. And with just three points separating them from the top, they still have an equal chance of winning the league, which will be their first silverware.Ebusua Dwarfs will be eager to maintain their top-four chase when they visit the Accra Sports Stadium to face in-form Hearts of Oak.At the Len Clay Stadium, AshantiGold will welcome Liberty Professionals while Aduana take on bottom side, Real Tamale United, who are already heading for the lower division next season at the Coronation Park in Sunyani.In Kumasi, King Faisal will take on league debutants, Amidaus Professionals who have confirmed their place for next season in the Premier League. Another relegation candidate, Tema Youth have everything to play for from now till the end of the campaign to avoid the drop. The Tema side will host New Edubiase at the Tema Stadium to wrap up a busy midweek round of matches.last_img read more