Jakarta – The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) will allow online taxi partners not to join cooperatives. This will be regulated in Ministerial Regulation (PM) Transportation in lieu of PM 108 in 2017.

“First, partners can be individuals, legal entities. This means that there are enough cooperatives, individuals are still given the opportunity. This is in accordance with the Supreme Court’s decision, MSMEs can still be accommodated,” Director General of Land Transportation (Hubdat) Budi Setiyadi, told reporters at Jasa Marga office Cikarang Utama Toll Gate, Bekasi, West Java, Wednesday (11/14/2018).

In addition, there are several other things that will be present in the regulation. One of them is the standard service for online taxi passengers.

“In the new design. We standardize the minimum service. That is a requirement that must be fulfilled by partners so that the vehicle is feasible (good) aspects of safety, security, and services provided,” said Budi.

Budi admitted, the new regulation involved several other elements such as online taxi drivers, to the Indonesian Consumer Protection Institution Foundation (YLKI). He also still gives room for anyone to give input.

“My hope is that the PM (ministerial regulation) will not be sued again. If there are still disturbing issues, can you convey my aspirations,” Budi said.

The regulation is planned to be completed this month. So, in December 2018 it is difficult to implement.

“I was given time by the Minister of Transportation, in November the regulation has been completed, December has been used as a guideline by all those related to online taxis,” Budi said.

PM 108 of 2017 concerning the Implementation of Public Transport of People with No Motor Vehicles in the Route received criticism, one of which was the National Online Driver Alliance (Aliando). Aliando considers this rule to potentially create a monopoly from the cooperative. He considers that the application will only choose a large cooperative.