The Future Is Public Transport is a campaign co-led by C40 Cities and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). It was launched in 2021 by a coalition of mayors, unions, civil society
organisations, and business operators. It calls on world leaders to support the improvement, expansion, and electrification of urban public transport. RDI would like to spread awareness and the importance of public transportation through advocacy and campaign. The objective is to raise the profile of public transport as an economic, social, climate, and health solution. Furthermore, there is a need to work on public opinion to make public transport popular as an economic, social, health, and climate solution and an excellent good alternative to private vehicles; and to bring public transport more into the climate action as a critical key game-changing factor.
Regarding the advocacy side, there are several activities have been successfully conducted, which were Governor - Union dialogue (29 August 2022/08), Collaborative Seminar with the Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) G20“Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive Infrastructure Investment: A Collaborative - Seminar Between the Indonesian G20 Presidency and G20 Engagement Groups (14 September /092022), and The Future is Public Transport (CNN Documentary): Climate, economy and public health: how public transport can help us recover together, recover stronger (10 November 2022/11). For this advocacy matter, we include The multi-level stakeholders from national to across countries, to share
their views on public transport that were involved such namely as Anies Baswedan, Budi Karya Sumadi, Raquel Sánchez, Mohamed Mezghani, Anjali Raman-Middleton, the International Transport
Workers’ Federation (ITF), and other leading voices call on G20 and COP27 to prioritize investment in public transport investments and address the climate crisis.
On the campaign matter, we conducted a pre-campaign activity through a Focus Group Discussion (FGD): Perspective of Transportation stakeholders as a Concrete Solution for Jakarta. This FGD was our collaboration with the Government of DKI Jakarta and the Jakarta Transportation Council. The last session is the dissemination of The Future is Public Transport in Jakarta and calls for the collaboration of all public transport stakeholders on enhancing the awareness of public transport as a concrete solution for Jakarta’s development toward the climate crisis.
The campaign was first launched at the offline activity which was held on Sunday, 4 December 2022 at Car Free Day, Bundaran HI, Jakarta. This launching became an official mark that the FIPT campaign will
run in Jakarta, especially on digital activation. We collaborate with the DKI Jakarta government and all transportation agencies under DKI Jakarta, PT TransJakarta, PT MRT Jakarta, PT Jaklingko, and PT LRT Jakarta. With such enthusiasm, the launch was opened by the Head of Transportation Agency, Mr. Syafrin Liputro, and C40 Senior Campaign Manager, Alessio Bau. There were some fun activities at the booth to engage with the public and raise awareness of the importance of shifting to public transportation. After this, the campaign will mainly focus on digital activation through social media channels, billboards, and other digital channels owned by our collaborators from the government and community society organizations.
During the same week, the C40 Public Transportation workshop was held from 29 November until 2 December 2022 at Balai Kota Jakarta. There were 11 representatives from transportation agencies in 11
cities under C40 Cities.