PT Problem of the Day: It’s none of your business what we spend your money on

July 1st, 2011 (PT Problem of the Day)

Correspondence from the Department of Transport

Public transport is a vital service to Victoria, and understandably some users want to know what the government is doing to improve it — and whether taxpayer funds are being spent wisely.

One PTUA member recently received this reply back from an enquiry as to what the Department of Transport are doing about delays on his regular bus route.

The answer, in short, is mind your own business.

No wonder many are calling for an open, accountable public agency to take over public transport planning and management — let’s hope the Coalition government’s new Public Transport Development Authority is up to the job.

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