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NolaMcKenzie

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Posted 19 Feb 2011 10:20 in South Australia by NolaMcKenzie

SA will put up with second best and run down whilst Qld gets new.

Make no mistake I gave very generously to the Qld flood appeal but I'm a bit browned off now. They had a higher flood in 1974 but l ...

G'day Ben & Nola

Hi

Mawson Lakes was meant to be one such developemnt with employment based around the defence industies at the levels.

That's just Delfin's marketing.  It's like watching a  ...

Nola wrote;  What's important going forward, is that planners encourage more self containment .

Is there an example of this working successfully in South Australia / Adelaide?

No - because y ...

Posted 20 Jan 2011 21:39 in South Australia by NolaMcKenzie

SHUTTING DOWN the Noarlung line for any reason does not encourage PT use no matter how much better it will be in the end.  

People suck it up.  It's not a big deal.

If PT is important then i ...

G'day ikb & Nola

Due to the overall weakness of the PT system around Adelaide coupled with my favourite grouch the loss of CDB employment private vehicles become essential for time efficient journe ...

More effort should have been put in to generating jobs down south and improving of the rail system so that a road was not required.

The road network doesn't just perform a passenger function.  The  ...

Posted 23 Dec 2010 09:29 in South Australia by NolaMcKenzie

From what I can gather there is more negativity on here directed at DTEI than there is from the public.  I seriously question the NIMBY state argument.

Exactly.  I find it kind of ironic the bitchi ...

What I was getting at was if the middle management had spoken up when the tracks first started to decline marginally then maybe the Govt at the time might have done something,

TA for many years wa ...

G'day Nola

Compared to what the Gov't waste elsewhere that spent on the supposed track upgrades is peanuts. Anyway the RoW can be turned ito a bus way. Use gauge convertible sleepeds and they can b ...

I suggest, albeit cynically, that they are deliberately slowing the trains so buses are faster. Then thay can do the ultimate bustitution.

Are you nuts?  Spend how many million on an asset wi ...

Posted 14 Sep 2010 21:38 in South Australia by NolaMcKenzie

Bustitution is not a word, no.  

The thing is, transit planners and schedulers aren't necessarily concerned about mode.  Mode is just one of the tools available to deliver a solution.  The task is  ...

Posted 14 Sep 2010 20:38 in South Australia by NolaMcKenzie

Dr James

What I am saying is that there was no need to do without the Gawler line at least for peak hour services.

Regards

Ian

Would you like a job doing transit scheduling? because it's so  ...

would you prefer to spend 3 hours (correcting your caculation of 2 hours) waiting, and then catching a plane or a 3 hour train trip, taking in scenery along the way and in a more comfortable environ ...

Good point - Well, it must have been new business.

What's your source?

Over the period 1999 to 2009, the average annual growth in visitors to/within SA was negative -1.2%

That' ...

Trains obviously can not do this sort of thing, you would have to arrange for a bus up there to meet the train you were on, at more expense to all!

It worked quite well with the Barossa Wine Train ...

I think the only rail that might get a run would be a direct high speed line between the major east coast cities. Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. It shouldn't be too hard to connect Adelaide ...

Ok Last item first, the Angas Park Fruit Company do a roaring trade!

Almost everytime I drive up Murray Street, heading to Yalumba or the other Eden Valley wineries, there is one, many times two, t ...

whoops forgot some zeros in my moment of angry posting.  You get the message though.

As for planning for 20 years time - I still wouldn't put anything vaguely like a mass transit link to the Baross ...

I don't really understand where the conception that most Barossa Valley residents frequently commute to Adelaide's CBD comes from.

Nor do I.  Something like six million pages back in this carcass ...

*snip*

You can't be serious?  A horse and cart worked fine in 1880, so why have a car?  And what's all this internets business?  A carrier pigeon worked fine.  Anaesthetic?  What rubbish, h ...

the government has invested massive amounts of money to 'expand' the Sturt Highway and build the M20 aka Northern Expressway so you can clearly see the way the government wishes to go with development ...

how much money does translink actually earn interest on short term that it hasn't had to yet provide travel for.

So, the alternative is higher fares to operate a collections team to recover unp ...

The CSO is to get people from A -> B at a reasonable fare. That can be by bus, air, rail, taxi, or any other kind of public passenger vehicle.

Remember that pretty much all public transport is  ...

Three words:

Community Service Obligation

The CSO is to get people from A -> B at a reasonable fare.  That can be by bus, air, rail, taxi, or any other kind of public passenger vehicle.

On we ...

Now back to my day job as a rocket scientist...   Very Happy

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