While scores of buses sit idle, Sunday services so packed you can’t get a seat
The 903 is only half-hourly on Sundays, but clearly the demand is there.
It’s the same with many bus services across Melbourne — there are plenty of buses to spare, but no funding to run extra services to cut waiting times and overcrowding.
How can they encourage more people out of the traffic and onto buses if they have to wait up to half-an-hour and they still can’t get a seat when the bus arrives?
We’ve seen some great improvements in weekend trains (on the longest lines) — the major bus routes have to get more services too.
(I’m not singling-out Ventura for this — it’s up to the government to fund the services.)