News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

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SBD wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:26 pm
OlympusAnt wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:09 pm
It's rather ironic that interstate people were employed. This is the classic job market situation. I'm sure people applied that were from here and could easily do the work, but they just went for their mates.
We also have people on this forum who argue that the government should hire experts in public transport from interstate or overseas, because they believe the DPTI/DTI is incompetent, and the consultant's expertise might rub off. We can't have it both ways.
Yes we can, we don't need to hire just one expert. There are plenty of experts that can be hired for less than $1 million. This is just corruption.
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Or spend far less for necessary education - e.g. addressing the lack of light rail knowledge in SA.
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ChillyPhilly wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Or spend far less for necessary education - e.g. addressing the lack of light rail knowledge in SA.
Yes. However, for education to happen, you need to have someone with appropriate knowledge doing the educating. With something like light rail vehicle selection, who do we have? Sure, Yarra trams has experience with a limited range of trams, but overall knowledge? Where would they get that from?

Australia has lost the depth of knowledge that used to reside in the old MMTB in Melbourne. Australia has no VUKV equivalent, for example:
https://www.vukv.cz/

So, how do you educate, if there are no local educators?
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

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rubberman wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:40 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Or spend far less for necessary education - e.g. addressing the lack of light rail knowledge in SA.
Yes. However, for education to happen, you need to have someone with appropriate knowledge doing the educating. With something like light rail vehicle selection, who do we have? Sure, Yarra trams has experience with a limited range of trams, but overall knowledge? Where would they get that from?

Australia has lost the depth of knowledge that used to reside in the old MMTB in Melbourne. Australia has no VUKV equivalent, for example:
https://www.vukv.cz/

So, how do you educate, if there are no local educators?
There are usually plenty of experts in the comments section of articles in The Advertiser, and often a few on this forum too. :banana:
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