Host: Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Angkot, the acronym of Angkutan Kota, is the main mode of urban public transport in Banyuwangi, as well as other local cities of Indonesia. However, Angkot is failing to provide the necessary service and is actually in decline in Banyuwangi. This paper intends to explore the characteristics of Angkot and analyze their performance in Banyuwangi. Analysis based on questionnaires and literature shows that 1. main users are relative poor people and students, 2. Angkot fleets are old, 3. service level becomes lower, and 4. a driver's gross income per day is in the range of Rp. 65,000 to Rp.187,000. These results suggest that financial support is needed to renew Angkot vehicles and governments should formulate proper policies and carry them out in order to improve the Angkot transport system in Banyuwangi City.