Public Transport in the Victorian Election
As the state election approaches, Victorians identified public transport as the number one issue that would effect their voting. As a senior lecturer in public transport at RMIT, Paul Mees takes the temperature of our often overheating system of trams, trains and buses.
Looking to other cities - including Vancouver, Perth and Zurich - Mees searches for solutions to smart card ticketing which cost $1350 million at last count. He looks at our car dependent workplaces and universities, wondering why we can’t co-ordinate services to big institutions. He wonders if it’s all part of the plan for our our tangled network of PT then why can’t we fund and manage our services better.