What you can’t see in this picture- a screaming baby and four sets of freezing hand and faces. Waited more than 15minutes past the timetabled time (so 25mins in total) in icy cold #Ballarat #winter
conditions after school for a bus. Ontop of the delays (which are the norm not the exception here) this CBD bus stop on a busy road has no seat or shelter let along rubbish bin. We want to be eco warriors and support the patronage of PT so services improve but this isn’t a one off, this is the regular state of PT in Ballarat. It’s just not viable to try to do this regularly. #publictransportvictoria
if you want people in regional areas to catch your buses you need to do better than this. PT in regional areas shouldn’t just be for the disabled, elderly and socially disadvantaged. It should be for everyone. And even if it was just for those demographics (which is its current main cohort) they deserve better. I’ve been trying to catch PT in Ballarat for nearly 15 years. I’ve seen little improvement. Our population is expanding so incredibly rapidly. This just won’t do.
#ptv @cityofballarat @danielandrewsmp @belindacoatesgreens @public.transport.victoria