The Canberra Times informs us that the catastrophic changes to bus timetables are going to be reversed in part.
Over the next three to four months, some routes would be changed, in some cases to how they had operated. Other changes would occur sooner, with services added where overcrowding was occurring, he said.
So that’s as clear as mud then. Nothing like scheduling and route uncertainty over a four month period to get people using the bus.
It is nice to see they’ve decided that students should be able to get to school before school starts, one would have thought that was a priority but who are we to questions the great minds of the ACT Government? Ah, but wait, it gets better:
He [ACTION general manager Tom Elliott] also conceded further “sophisticated” long-term planning was needed.
“We certainly didn’t do that process with this network,” he said.
I’m sorry? So the Minister’s office called up one day and told you to slash services and you just pulled them out of a hat??
Another glorious day in Stantopia!
Incidentally wasn’t public transport in the intricate “Canberra Plan” that our brave leaders spent their first few years in Government fussing over rather than doing anything useful? Good to see that investment turning out so well.