PTUA, transport

Public transport: more openness, accountability, and consultation is needed

One of the problems plaguing public transport in Victoria is the secrecy. Historically the Department of Transport has kept its cards very close to its chest. There's a lack of information, and a lack of consulation. As some people sitting around a table during a parliamentary inquiry into train services a couple of years ago remarked: Mr BARBER -- I think your evidence is quite clear -- des


Making your argument count

"That is right, 38 new trains, pity they are only 3 carriages long instead of 6 like our current trains. I guess that means we paid double." -- Comment on the Herald Sun web site Seriously, where do people get these ideas? It's complete garbage. "Thirty eight X'Trapolis six-car sets will be rolled-out from late 2009 to 2011." -- Department of Transport web site See, I'm all for bagging wh