Monday, January 19, 2009

A culture of chaos...

Well that solves that issue then, the decline in the quality of Melbourne's public transport system is the "culture's" fault says our top transportation bureaucrat.
Apparently we have to live in Singapore, Tokyo or Fascist Italy to get trains running on time.
While an interesting hypothesis, it kind of falls down when you actually find out that cities with similar "left leaning" cultures also have quality public transportation. Montreal and San Fransisco come to mind as I have actually used those two systems and both rate higher in surveys than Melbourne's on many indicators, and neither city really feels like it is being run by Mussolini...