leyland clippers wrote:Happy New Year to you Neil and everyone else on the board. Let's hope it is a good one.
Yeh, like THAT'S gunna happen Another Government exemption methinks1whoknows wrote:well someone has to finance the average 20 or so new buses Metro needs each year for the rest of the decade to become DDA compliant by 2020.
Tas Bus Nut wrote:90% Frosty. NO advance notification. Also Greencard users LOSE their 25% bonus NOW. Greencard users now get a discounted fare when they USE their Greencard (like the old Croutz system). ie: Instead of taking a $2.60 short trip, it will only deduct $2.08 from your Greencard. In real terms, Greencard users get 20% discount, so not only have fares gone UP, but discounts have gone DOWN. Notification NOT given earlier, so patrons could not double-dip.
I remember years ago, (1) bloke @ Margate used to buy $300 worth of Budget 10 tickets just before the fares went up. Unfortunately, AS USUAL, the drivers will cop the brunt of abuse NOT those who make these bloody decisions. After all, who gives a sh#t about the drivers
The other MAJOR fare increase is student/child fare has gone up to $1.30, the 1st time in about 15yrs. Likewise NON-urban students also are NOW INLINE with urban students, ALL now paying $1.30. Non-urban student UP from $0.90. Concession Day Trippers are now $3.20 up from $3 and Day Rovers are actually $4.80 up from $4.60
royaltiger wrote:The new fare scale stickers are in the office, just nobody there to put them in.
yoda wrote:I understand Greencard users won't be worse off, but try telling them that
yoda wrote:And we can't pull the old ones down to avoid confusion... we all know what customers are like!
royaltiger wrote:As I stepped out of the airport terminal here in Sydney the first STA bus I saw had a massive dent in the near side rear corner at the top. Could not help but thinking that if it were at Metro it would set off the equivalent of the Spanish Inquisition. Ah how the standards back home are so much better.
royaltiger wrote:As to price rises, I don't see Woolies or Coles or anyone else giving advance notice of price increases, why should transport operators have to?
royaltiger wrote:Could not help but thinking that if it were at Metro it would set off the equivalent of the Spanish Inquisition.
Sounds like it's getting cleaned by the Hobart crew Get some pics Damien, you won't have them much longer.Z1-2110 wrote: Also noticed a lot of cobwebs around the front door/dash area.
metro_tas wrote:The interesting I've had pointed out to me (by yoda) is the introduction of an exterior offside CCTV camera. The questioin is will the remainder of the fleet have the offside camera fitted?
metro_tas wrote:Also another point is the new CB60's also have LED destos is this now standard on all new buses for metro?
metro_tas wrote:Also do we know whats going to be withdrawn? will it be all VOV1's statewide? or maybe some VOV2's?
metro_tas wrote:Interesting times ahead I do imagine along with other movements maybe bus 112 will come back to Springfield to end her days....
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