Before you complain to the bus company that your bus is late/cancelled/crowded, you might want to check that they still run the service.
In August, a whole bunch of routes (including most Smartbus routes) formerly run by Ventura and Melbourne Bus Link were taken over by Transdev.
Seems it’s all go in the bus industry these days.
Transdev, in a reply to a query on Twitter, have noted that the stickers (as seen above) are a temporary measure. Eventually they’ll get the PTV livery.
— Transdev Melbourne (@Transdev_Melb) October 21, 2013
While I quite like unified designs for the bus fleet, there is a down side: some passengers tell approaching buses apart by not just the numbers, but their operator colours. It’ll be interesting to see how people handle that.