Batik Solo Trans (BST) as Tourist Transportation and Integrated Payment System Preference that Supports the Tourism Sector in Surakarta City

  • RA Dinasty Purnomoasri Department of Civil Engineering, Tunas Pembangunan University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Reki Arbianto Department of Civil Engineering, Tunas Pembangunan University, Surakarta, Indonesia
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Keywords: Batik Solo Trans, BST, Tourism, Tourist Transportation, BRT, Surakarta City

Abstract

Surakarta City is one of the tourist destinations in Indonesia with the existence of historical places such as the Keraton Surakarta, Pura Mangkunegaran and historical museums. Batik Solo Trans (BST), a public transportation launched by Surakarta City government, which is considered to be the choice of transportation used by tourists. This study aims to identify BST routes to determine whether BST can be used as tourist transportation and whether the available payment system supports the tourism sector in Surakarta City. The method used is the literature review method and descriptive analysis of the description of the questionnaire survey of tourists. The result states that the BST route with 4 active corridors from 8 planned corridors covers most of the historical tourist attractions in Surakarta City and the preference of the tourist payment system is 58.33% using electronic money cards for BST ticket payments supported by a non-cash card service system that is re-used after being dismissed inefficient.

Published
2020-11-28