Friday, June 13, 2014

Trains Trams Public Transport Melbourne. Punctuality Penalties Incentive to Skip Stations and Short, Ineffective Routes The Age 11.6.14 Community Safety

Asking wrong question

Much of our irritation with public transport comes from the counterproductive metrics driving services. 

When people are surveyed naturally they respond that they would like punctual transport. 

But by attaching this metric to remuneration we get station skipping and short, ineffective routes such as the vast numbers of empty, stationary and unproductive trams shunting at the top of Swanston Street. 

The driving metric for reward should be the number of kilometres per passenger per hour. 

If this were adopted we would see a very rapid rescheduling to use the networks and rolling stock to maximum efficiency.

Matthew Digby, North Carlton

The Age June 10th 2014

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Asking wrong question

Matthew Digby,
North Carlton

The Age
June 11th 2014

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