In a lot of countries it’s normal for private minibuses to ply the routes of the city bus system. They charge a little more, but they’re here now, and they’re going to the same places.
The Canberra Times has got a story on taxi operator Ricky Simatupang and his plans to run a fleet of 12 seat taxis in a similar way.
The difference being that our ACTION bus system doesn’t actually run between places people actually want to go so at least he won’t be scavenging their routes.
At the moment the airport is making life hard for Ricky, apparently preferring to herd their passengers like cattle.