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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby jibb » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:56 am

I am sure we will see other bus companies names appear in the next few days.
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby jibb » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:16 am

Companies added today;-
Keolis Downer,Volvo,Dyson
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby jibb » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:57 pm

Transit Systems is now added(naturally).
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby Skexis » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:59 pm

jibb wrote:From todays Advertiser;-
New operators for Adelaide's bus network would be expected to scrap under performing services, deliver better services for less money and adapt to new emerging transport options.
The Transport Minister said they are seeking interested bus operators who can do things differently to overhaul the bus network.He said Adelaid'es bus network is stuck in the 20th Century and this new contract is an opportunity to bring 21 st century technology and service delivery methods to Adelaide to benefit commuters..
This step is the next step before asking companies to tender for the contract.
New operators will be asked to grow patronage and enable simplification of Adelaide's Metropolitan Bus Network,Improved integration of bus services with other public transport modes,More frequent and faster services,less under utilised services,greater collaboration with customers,stakeholders and local councils.
Bus operators would be required to deliver higher levels of customer satisfaction-at the heart of this tender will be the need to make our public transport network more customer-focused.

Got to love these politicians who roll out the sound bytes whilst having no clue about what's achievable. Do more for less while scrapping routes and increasing passenger numbers. Yeah, can't see that working out somehow.

Here's a better idea - take buses back into state ownership and let Stephan Knoll run them if he thinks it's so easy. Walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby nscaler69 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:03 am

wrote:bus operators who can do things differently to overhaul the bus network.He said Adelaid'es bus network is stuck in the 20th Century and this new contract is an opportunity to bring 21 st century technology and service delivery methods to Adelaide to benefit commuters..
This step is the next step before asking companies to tender for the contract.
New operators will be asked to grow patronage and enable simplification of Adelaide's Metropolitan Bus Network,Improved integration of bus services with other public transport modes,More frequent and faster services,less under utilised services,greater collaboration with customers,stakeholders and local councils.
Bus operators would be required to deliver higher levels of customer satisfaction-at the heart of this tender will be the need to make our public transport network more customer-focused

Next state election WE need to change the wording slightly and use it as the requisite for the political party that wins power.
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby Skexis » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:21 pm

TWU literature seen at work today predicting erosion of terms and conditions plus pay cuts. Also they seem to think the Govt would prefer a single contractor running all of Adelaide's buses. Anyone know anything about this?
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby jibb » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:35 pm

Skexis wrote:TWU literature seen at work today predicting erosion of terms and conditions plus pay cuts. Also they seem to think the Govt would prefer a single contractor running all of Adelaide's buses. Anyone know anything about this?

I have heard that before about the Government wanting to have a single operator running the Bus Network.
I thought the current arrangement with 2 companies running the system worked well.
As tenders closed for expressions of interest on the 14th February, we should know the result by the end of March if new contracts come into force on July 1st.!
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby hillsbus » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:55 pm

Based on an article published today the bus contracts run until 2020. So still over a year until a potential change of contractors.

Interesting discussion about the 98 and 99 Adelaide Free buses too -
https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2019/ ... r-a-cloud/
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby Crispy! » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:08 am

hillsbus wrote:Based on an article published today the bus contracts run until 2020. So still over a year until a potential change of contractors.

Interesting discussion about the 98 and 99 Adelaide Free buses too -
https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2019/ ... r-a-cloud/


Had a little read how little do they know? "media sites" such as InDaily, Adelaide Now, know what's going on with the contracts?

The City Connector services are provided by Torrens Transit however according to fleetlists 1902 and 1903 are owned by Adelaide City Council?

Torrens Transit
Think about it I don't think senior director of Transit Systems would of done those big changes the transitioning of the takeover from LCB in October if he hasn't got the contract again I could be wrong, as for Keolis Downer Southlink not quite sure what's happening there.
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Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Postby Former driver37 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:03 am

Crispy! wrote:
hillsbus wrote:Based on an article published today the bus contracts run until 2020. So still over a year until a potential change of contractors.

Interesting discussion about the 98 and 99 Adelaide Free buses too -
https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2019/ ... r-a-cloud/


Had a little read how little do they know? "media sites" such as InDaily, Adelaide Now, know what's going on with the contracts?

The City Connector services are provided by Torrens Transit however according to fleetlists 1902 and 1903 are owned by Adelaide City Council?

Torrens Transit
Think about it I don't think senior director of Transit Systems would of done those big changes the transitioning of the takeover from LCB in October if he hasn't got the contract again I could be wrong, as for Keolis Downer Southlink not quite sure what's happening there.

Thats excatly my thought why would TT spend a bucket load of money make changes to services bring back J1 etc just to run it for 12 months? My suspicion is that the government will keep the things the way they are for another contract term
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