The Sinatra Busway

Jakarta recently opened Asia’s first fully closed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor. Many in the West sniff at the lowly bus, but the Jakarta buses are sharp-looking, air-conditioned and they’ve even prompted associations with the Chairman of the Board: There are even rumors that the Governor plans to build public support for the busway with a solo album. According to Tempo’s online news service, the album will feature a song entitled Busway, based on Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” Ã? though these reports have not been substantiated by the Governor’s office.