While Talking Matters Transport

Eastern Metro Community Passenger Network may be a solution for you.

Eastern Metro CPN links people who require transport with those who provide transport.
Eastern Metro CPN is a central point of contact for transport information in the eastern side of Adelaide.
Eastern Metro CPN can coordinate transport options for eligible residents.
The Eastern Metro CPN provides information on transport services available to residents living in the council areas of Unley, Burnside, Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Prospect, Walkerville and Campbelltown. 
Residents who need help to access services and social activities can contact the CPN for information about public transport, timetables, private transport options and available community transport. 
Assistance with changing appointments and transport trips can also be arranged on behalf of eligible residents when needed.
This may be for you. For more details, phone Eastern Metro CPN on 8372 5472.

Mapped: Public transport use across Adelaide

Public Transport remains in the public realm as we near the completion of the electrification of the Noarlunga line, with its extension to Seaford.

An article in the electronic news In Daily refers to usage and comes to the conclusion that low density sprawl actively works against high public transport use. The article (check it out for yourself at the link below) also suggests higher use from the inner rim suburbs than further out. Does not reflect my experience this morning as I ventured into Parliament House to see Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Vicky Chapman, co-incidentally to talk public transport with her and co-councilors Jennie Boisvert and Michael Saise.
The bay tram was full when it arrived at my station Forestville. Indeed it did not stop for some dozen or more commuters at the Wayville Stop.
Thinking on that tram trip and looking at the usage I question whether usage in the Unley Council area really reflects where the public transport corridors lie based on these maps.  I would not mind seeing statistics for smaller geographical areas, within our City to better analyse what we are being told.

Parking Tax followed by increase in public transport costs

Check this story on Adelaide Now discussing the Governments proposed public transport fee increase. The increase is right on top of the announcement of the now infamous parking tax. A tax designed we were told to encourage people to abandon their cars and use public transport. And now the cost of that increases.

Read and form your own opinion.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/no-fare-deal-as-ticket-costs-jump-on-public-transport/story-fni6uo1m-1226675209900

A better Public Transport System

There has been much debate recently about the 30 year plan for Adelaide and high (sorry higher) rise development not being accompanied by a commensurate public transport plan.

How man of you out there can remember the trams. Well head off to the following web site.

http://www.trammuseumadelaide.com.au/01_history_06_decline.html

It even has a picture of a tram under the Goodwood Road underpass.

One of my colleagues has been championing trams back on Unley Road and even King William Road.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm!