At first I was a little worried that replacing Connex and Yarra Trams might have the effect of prompting much-needed reform of the State’s badly-run, under-resourced public transport system. And then I remembered that Lynne “I don’t want to run a train system” Kosky is still in charge, and the government of which she’s a part still has no intention of allocating sufficient resources to the network to fix it, and those fears dissipated.
Finally, someone else to divert blame away from a Minister who, frankly, has better things to worry about than the content of her portfolio. Three cheers for Patsy #2!
UPDATE: Lynne hits back:
“The Opposition have no policies on improving public transport,” Ms Kosky said.
“They carp and whinge and moan while we are getting on with the job of building new tracks, ordering more trains and trams through the $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan.”
New tracks? What, that minor line extension that’s years late? Where are the new lines to major population centres, or the new trains? And in what parallel universe is saying you’re better than the Liberals really all that much consolation to Melbourne’s long-suffering commuters?
God she’s awesome.