Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts

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I hereby call for Stephan Knoll to resign. Anyone care to second?

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Skexis wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:55 am
I hereby call for Stephan Knoll to resign. Anyone care to second?
That's what I ment paywalled. I agree, the only thing I like about him is how he does his hair and smart dress. You can tell he is still growing into a man and that will take many years to come, some people take a lifetime to learn differences.
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The whole problem with the government is there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.
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Can you say that these days without someone either being outraged or offended?

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No it's rediculous.
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Blog post on Adelaide's failed bus reforms and possible lessons. https://melbourneontransit.blogspot.com ... -part.html
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A well written article, certainly worth a read even though it is quite long. Knoll gets quite a blast in it.

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I definitely agree, another well written post on a well maintained blog. I think a big thing in this is that Adelaide went for every bus route at once, with a skim-over investigation rather than a deep dive into each route and releasing each area of change over time. The lack of information was also another large factor. If I recall correctly, when I went onto the website, I only saw route X and Y were replaced by A and B, I didn't find a lot of information of which parts of the route were replaced by another.
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https://indaily.com.au/opinion/2020/07/ ... werful-mp/
Another good article on today’s Indaily, with particular reference to Knoll’s backflip on the bus reform as well as the ServicesSA offices, and the political implications of not doing so.

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An obvious omission from the article that PaxInfo linked to is trains running express to and from Dry Creek on weekends. With Ovingham to Kilburn being skipped, with an hourly frequency from these stations.

It was mentioned on Farcebook that this was an attempt to reduce patronage in order to justify cutting services. But it has been like this for possibly over a decade now.

How selfish for those who may wanna go from Dudley Park to Broadmeadows or somewhere. I wonder if it will finally be fixed when the electrification is complete. Somehow I doubt it.

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I've heard knoll's wanted to cut public transport to labour areas.
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Big Engine Mechanic wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:32 am
I've heard knoll's wanted to cut public transport to labour areas.
How would that be in his party's interests? That sort of thing would be more likely to reduce their vote rather than increase it. If it's true (which I doubt), then he certainly isn't fit to hold office. If it's someone's malicious yarn, it doesn't need to be repeated here.

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PhilH wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Big Engine Mechanic wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:32 am
I've heard knoll's wanted to cut public transport to labour areas.
How would that be in his party's interests? That sort of thing would be more likely to reduce their vote rather than increase it. If it's true (which I doubt), then he certainly isn't fit to hold office. If it's someone's malicious yarn, it doesn't need to be repeated here.
I heard it on the news.
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