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by muzzamo
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4226
Views: 617001

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Deutsche Bahn is the state rail operator of the Federal Republic of Germany. If they win the contract, what the Liberal Government is essentially telling you is that it's fine for any efficiency savings to go to the German state, instead of the state of South Australia. We've been through all this ...
by muzzamo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 46
Views: 6333

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Just noticed there was a press release on December 2 confirming the location of the new Tonsley Station. "Tonsley" will to be replacing Clovelly Park Station (which is a dump) but there seems to be very little parking included in the station design. Press release here from December 2 - https://www.d...
by muzzamo
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

From AdelaideNow: An elevated roadway should be constructed over South Rd to avoid tunnels and the decade it will take to build them, the Civil Construction Federation says. As the State Government prepares to release its preferred option to finish the final stages of the North-South Corridor, the f...
by muzzamo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Here is the AdelaideNow article - I don't think its as bad as first thought. $5 Billion worth of works that haven't even been announced yet would probably have taken close enough to a decade to complete anyway, and the truth is by breaking it up into smaller pieces it can be further de-risked. $5 BI...
by muzzamo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | ~ 135m | 35 levels
Replies: 104
Views: 11662

[PRO] Re: Central Market

Amazing to think that Westpac stood alone as the only building in its height class for close enough to 3 decades. Once this is complete we will have 4 buildings of that height. The one thing that is missing here is an underground link to Victoria square tram stop - I know this has been talked about ...
by muzzamo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Flinders link project newsletter - https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/607151/Flinders_Link_Newsletter_Edition_2.pdf The thing that strikes me so far about this project is the piers - they have a really really smooth curved concrete finish and are far less boxy than any other simi...
by muzzamo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Although, still concerned about outbound evening peak traffic will still be stuck at the intersection and back up Ayliffes Road like it’s always done once the project is fully completed. When the project is complete, tHat intersection should have a *lot* more capacity than it does now. Several of t...
by muzzamo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Both options are vastly inferior to google maps. Google By GPS I did mean Google Maps or if you must, TomTom based services like Apple Maps. If you use anything other than Google Maps you have junk traffic data ;) So Google Maps real-time traffic data is better than Apple Maps? Just asking, I find ...
by muzzamo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Or even better, use phone app Addinsight. Both options are vastly inferior to google maps. Google has several orders of magnitude more data than everyone else (it collects real time data from every android or google maps user), and a better ability to use it to forecast and capture real time traffic.
by muzzamo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Looks like the Darlington road will be called The Southern Expressway (not the North South Motorway)

Permanent overhead signage has now been installed at the ayliffes road entrance.
by muzzamo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The ledger for a David and Goliath battle of house acquisitions Matt Smith, Political Editor, Sunday Mail (SA) Tunnels could be legally built beneath people’s homes along the North-South Corridor, under new rules proposed by the State Government. In a South Australian first, changes to the laws tha...
by muzzamo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4322
Views: 646787

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

everything was drip fed to us. There is an up-side to being drip-fed. It should lower the risk by breaking the project up into more manageable sections. DPTI is getting experienced at executing billion dollar upgrades now, but imagine if the first substantial project (superway) was a $5 billion dol...
by muzzamo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 636982

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I think you've caught yourself up in semantics and entirely missed his point. Whatever corporate-speak euphemism or public sector bludger tropes you want to use, there are many real world examples of the downsides to public service of the process (as with East Coast rail). And my point - which is t...
by muzzamo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 636982

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

robably not, given they have basically been gagged from even commenting on it. Some PSAs (Passenger Service Assistants) found out about the privatisation through word of mouth - some even from passengers. The debate over privatisation of Adelaide's light and heavy rail will not so much be about the...
by muzzamo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 676
Views: 122809

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Etsa and SA water assets are still owned by the sa government and exclusive control of operation is leased out. Getting more specific, SA Water is a government owned corporation, with some independence from government but also a lot in common - for example, staff are given HR rankings - instead of ...