Most cities around the world have smelly buses to transport local inner living folk around their city. In Melbourne we have trams. I think we are quite lucky to have them, but they could work so much better.
Our tram company boss is leaving and in print he has made a point of slagging off the Public Transport Users Association. I am unsure why, but he has said that our motoring organisation is more coperative than the PTUA. When pressed on the wireless, he became very political and fudged it. A spokesperson for the PTUA called the wireless station and argued in a very reasonable manner.
I have met this tram company boss in a situation that was quite meaningful to me, no matter how much I rolled my eyes. My thoughts of him went from being an ok public performer, prepared to promote his company and tow the government line and along the way, maybe making public transport better, to being a totally insencere person who was looking for the photo opportunity.
I am pleased that the PTUA fight for better public transport and don't get too close to government and private companies. It is a hard fight. I have seen so many dollars spent unwisely on public transport and so little to make it better.