Wednesday, August 22, 2007

You have three wishes: feedback from the workshops

First workshops for five of the announced sixteen Melbourne area bus reviews have now been held. Participants had to nominate their three most important wishes for improvement and vote accordingly. With few variations between areas, the following were most wanted:

* Longer operating hours
* Better connections and improved frequency
* More route coverage

Not unexpectedly, the order priorities varied slightly; outer suburban residents most favoured coverage, while those already served preferred better hours and connections.

Most pleasing is the extent to which the term 'harmonised headways' has become a buzz phrase, acknowledged as a pre-requisite for co-ordination. Even on new routes, this remains a live issue, as a local news report demonstrates.

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