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Some reading for Cup Day

The Public Transport Users Association has outlined the extent of this maze in a diagram showing the many agencies, quangos, private companies and safety bodies running the state’s public transport.The Age

Here is the diagram:

Diagram of organisations running public transport in Victoria

Read the full feature article at The Age: The Great Disconnect.

PS. Given part of the article was about how hard it is to find the right bus stop at Footscray, maybe it’s appropriate that the photo used was me looking grumpy in front of a number 404 bus. (Little geek joke there.)

Daniel looking grumpy at a bus stop

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

8 replies on “Some reading for Cup Day”

So if I’m unhappy with the lighting in the railway car park, which one of those bodies do I contact? It would be funny – except it’s no joke!
PS As I type this, your image appears on The Age homepage. Not sure if brown suits you, but maybe I’m just jealous that I’m not in the paper!

“Even though it was opened just six months ago, soon half of the (Footscray) bridge will be torn down and rebuilt to accommodate…”

Oh you have GOT to be kidding!

amazing … our household are currently re-watching Yes, Minister and it is astounding how accurate that show still is …

I’d like to think that the Footscray Bridge is one of the last projects dating from pre-VTP organisation methods, and that from now on projects will be better-integrated.

Incidentally, while they will have to remove parts of the footbridge, will they be able to re-use those parts? I.E. dig a hole, then use a crane to lift and drop the parts into the new positions?

As for the diagram of authorities, can you change it to represent the Greens’ plan – merge the Ombudsman,Yarra Trams, Metro, DoT, Victrack? and Metlink. And maybe one or two other groups?

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