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Wellington's Public Transport Strategy: "A monument to stupidity"

I wish I had never started down the road of looking at the Wellington City public transport, being buses. The issue is complex and the players wide and varied. 1,753 more words


More on Wellington's Trolley buses from your favourite Philistine

Well, I got a lot of emotive feedback on my last article as you would expect. Suggesting that there are better options that trolley buses is rather like running into the street in downtown Mumbai and kicking the nearest emaciated cow right up the arse. 1,180 more words


The Truth about Wellington's Trolley Buses

The Green Party today coming out in true election year form in a bid to save Wellington’s Trolley Buses. But why? With an expensive fleet of buses, hard to maintain infrastructure, the fact they are slower, less reliable, and can’t get to where wires are means we should seriously consider dumping them for modern diesel that has less of an impact on the environment than the current battery powered alternatives whether hybrid or fully electric. 832 more words


GWRC spends $9.7m on flawed e-bus signs, could have spent $80 and got real-time

Following on from yesterdays article in the Dominion Post about public transport costs increasing, another article today about the $9.7 million dollars spent on “real time” bus stop signs that are anything but. 597 more words

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