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Your views: on buses and Richardson

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Today, readers comment on the Marshall Government’s abandoned plan for bus reform, and InDaily’s Tom Richardson.

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Commenting on the story: State Govt’s own research shows why wheels fell off bus reforms

Just this morning (Monday July 6), signs were being put up at CBD bus stops saying that there would be no more buses after midnight as of Sunday July 5.

So much for supporting getting late-night workers and travellers home safely.

Snuck that one through, didn’t they? Knoll is the no-transport minister. Jacob Hodgman

Derek Scrafton is quite correct to say that we were asked ‘do you want faster and more frequent services?’ and not ‘do you want faster and more frequent services where you will have to walk twice as far to your stop and then to your destination when you alight?’

However, I do wish he hadn’t continued with the notion that people who use public transport were either commuters or people with issues: financial limitations, old age, infirmity or who are too young to drive’.

Lots of people, especially younger people use public transport because they are trying to support environmentally friendly, socially responsible methods. And there are also plenty who don’t want the dead time of driving somewhere where they could instead be on public transport reading, doing things online, maybe even working.

It should be kept in mind that there are plenty of places in the world where cars simply aren’t part of life.

Adelaide could support that idea with greater investment in public transport. The system we have now is an excellent start.Cathy Chua

There is a serious issue here. How competent are the Minister and his advisors in understanding analytic research?

One would expect senior advisors to have tertiary education with a mathematical component as a minimum requirement to make up for any lack of technical expertise in the Minister. – Paul Andrew

Commenting on the opinion piece: Is this the Marshall Govt’s most Powerful MP?

Fred Driver (Your views 6/7) might like to cast his mind back with me to Richardson during the Labor government.

His take on both sides of politics seems pretty balanced to me. I suspect a lot of South Australians are left of Fred. – Craig Delaney

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