I'm not sure the public reaction to the new routes was as negative as made
out. Further, it could still have been resolved with perhaps a few
The privatisation issue was not of all of his making, but that certainly
wasn't explained to the public, and was a deliberate breach of an election
promise by the Premier. Still, I doubt it was causing too much electoral
I suspect rather that it was an internal party knifing, with the Premier
taking the opportunity to neuter Party opponents.
As far as trams go, the ex Minister has done nothing about the Government's
promise to look at both a city loop, or extension to North Adelaide. So,
from a tram perspective nothing has been lost.
On Sat, 1 Aug 2020, 7:10 pm TP, historyworks@...> wrote:
> The general consensus among transport professionals is that there was
> nothing fundamentally wrong with the reforms per se (he was trying to
> emulate what was achieved in Perth, which is the best bus system in
> Australia) but he tried to rush it and not "sell" it well beforehand.
> People, being inherently conservative, reacted to that. A pity for
> Adelaide's transit. Two reviews:
> (Twelve Lessons from Adelaide, 3 July)
> (Adelaide: A Network Design Proposal Fails, 15 July)
> Tony P
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