Dinas Perhubungan Provinsi NTB

Sekretaris Dinas Perhubungan Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Barat

Suryani Eka Wijaya atau yang akrab dipanggil Eka merupakan wanita kelahiran Kota Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat. Saat ini Eka menjabat sebagai Sekretaris Dinas Perhubungan Provinsi NTB. Setelah mengambil gelar ST dan MBA, Eka mendapatkan kesempatan untuk melanjutkan pendidikan doktoral di Massey University, New Zealand pada konsentrasi Perencanaan melalui program beasiswa New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) pada tahun 2012. Hobi Eka adalah bersepeda, travelling dan berenang. Ia merupakan salah satu pelopor Mataram Kota Sepeda pada tahun 2019. Harapannya untuk transportasi di NTB adalah “NTB bisa menjadi teladan untuk transportasi berkelanjutan di perkotaan dan pedesaan”.

Dr Suryani Eka Wijaya is the Secretary of Transportation Department of NTB Province in Indonesia. Her research focuses on the challenges and opportunities that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) brings to low-income Asian cities. Her first published book is Moving the Masses: Bus-Rapid Transit Policies in Low-Income Asian Cities (2019 by Springer) together with Dr Muhammad Imran. Before working for the Transportation Department, she worked as the Head of Research and Development Division of Regional Development Planning (BAPPEDA) of NTB Province, which dealing with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She aspires to develop policy and planning for ease implementation of sustainable transport system in Asian cities. Suryani received her PhD in Planning from Massey University, New Zealand (as a New Zealand Development Scholar), her Master in Engineering Management and Policy from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (on the Australian Development Scholarship) and her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.

Public transport in low-income Asian (LIA) cities fails to meet people’s mobility needs, generates high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and worsens social exclusion. Following successful Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in Bogota and Curitibá, LIA countries promoted BRT in their large to medium-sized cities. However, the political and institutional structure distinctive to LIA cities makes their implementation difficult. This book investigates policy tensions by examining the planning and attempted implementation of BRT projects, taking Bandung and Surabaya in Indonesia as case studies. It analyses BRT to understand how power and communication gaps in institutional relationships between different actors at multiple levels of governance create conflict, and concludes that top-down policies and funding mechanisms cause tension in intergovernmental relationships. It also found that BRT solutions generated socio-political tension arising from the socio-economic realities and local political dynamics that shaped city structure, mobility patterns and capacity in resolving conflicts. The superimposed BRT solution generated discursive tension because conflicting discourses were not aligned with local economic, social, and environmental issues. The book highlights the need to take into consideration the vital role of local social and political actors, institutions and planning processes as they respond to and shape policies that are imposed by higher levels.

Link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-981-13-2938-8