Call for Metro, Yarra Trams to be stripped of contracts

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 12 Dec 2016 16:31
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Don't forget the shareholders... they have their snouts in the trough just as much as the CEO's.

Any private company exists to make a profit, and for public transport that profit comes from either higher fares and/or higher taxpayer subsidies.

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N463
You forgot one, reduced maintenance expenditure.

Someone else said earlier why blame Metro for PTV's lack of oversight. That doesn't excuse Metro for not doing what they should be.

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Hoo haa on the radio this morning (21/12) about new KPIs for Metro about punctuality, reliability and station skipping. Alluded to heavier fines if standards were not met but no details of course. It might be all spin, of course (surprise surprise).

Also made mention that new contracts were to be signed 'on Friday' (23/12 ???).

Surprised that no details, that I have seen anyway, have surfaced here on RP as yet.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Hoo haa on the radio this morning (21/12) about new KPIs for Metro about punctuality, reliability and station skipping. Alluded to heavier fines if standards were not met but no details of course. It might be all spin, of course (surprise surprise).

Also made mention that new contracts were to be signed 'on Friday' (23/12 ???).

Surprised that no details, that I have seen anyway, have surfaced here on RP as yet.
YM-Mundrabilla
If true then it's another example of the government's strategic timing of announcements. Just in time for many people finishing work to focus on Christmas and holidays and not care about public transport. Also might get a mention in the media if it's a very slow news day.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Hoo haa on the radio this morning (21/12) about new KPIs for Metro about punctuality, reliability and station skipping. Alluded to heavier fines if standards were not met but no details of course. It might be all spin, of course (surprise surprise).

Also made mention that new contracts were to be signed 'on Friday' (23/12 ???).

Surprised that no details, that I have seen anyway, have surfaced here on RP as yet.
If true then it's another example of the government's strategic timing of announcements. Just in time for many people finishing work to focus on Christmas and holidays and not care about public transport. Also might get a mention in the media if it's a very slow news day.
Madjikthise
I didn't dream it up but for all the attention that it has received I may as well have. The timing of the announcement has succeeded admirably.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Hoo haa on the radio this morning (21/12) about new KPIs for Metro about punctuality, reliability and station skipping. Alluded to heavier fines if standards were not met but no details of course. It might be all spin, of course (surprise surprise).

Also made mention that new contracts were to be signed 'on Friday' (23/12 ???).

Surprised that no details, that I have seen anyway, have surfaced here on RP as yet.
If true then it's another example of the government's strategic timing of announcements. Just in time for many people finishing work to focus on Christmas and holidays and not care about public transport. Also might get a mention in the media if it's a very slow news day.
I didn't dream it up but for all the attention that it has received I may as well have. The timing of the announcement has succeeded admirably.
YM-Mundrabilla
See, I didn't make it up:

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/metro-trains-told-to-meet-tougher-targets

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