The Governor of Jakarta Anies Rasyid Baswedan is included in the list of 21 heroes from the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Initiative. The TUMI Initiative is an organization of global adoption initiatives on sustainable mobility.
TUMI also gave awards to :
- Tesla boss Elon Musk
- Minister of Government of the Capital City of Brussels-Belgium Elke Van den Brandt
- Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges
- Deputy General Manager of the Shenzhen Bus Group, China, Joe Ma
- Mayor of Tirana, Albania, Erion Veliaj
- Mayor of Porto Alegre, Brazil Nelson Marchezan Junior
From the statement, TUMI assessed that Anies had carried out transportation development, including bus services and plans to build a large bicycle path up to 63 kilometers in Jakarta.
Jakarta has worked towards creating transportation that is fair, affordable, and inclusive for all.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Anies also saw the Jakarta transportation system to be transformative and mutually integrated.
“In the midst of the smog in the city, he tried the opportunity to launch an operational plan for trolleybuses and renovation of a public transport station that is directly connected to the commuter train station.”
In addition, Jakarta also won the 2020 Sustainable Transport Award (STA) from the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP).
Meanwhile, TUMI explained, Elon Musk received this award thanks to the development of the electric vehicle and clean energy company, Tesla.
The hope is that Elon Musk can create mass transportation with the same technology.