App-based motorcycle taxis not public transportation, Indonesian top court rules

Go-Jek motorcycle drivers and bajaj drivers wait for fares in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

In a development that adds yet another twist in the saga surrounding the legality of ride-hailing companies in Indonesia, the country’s constitutional court has recently ruled that motorcycle taxis could not be categorized as public transportation and will, therefore, remain unregulated.

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