Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

Tracking the Protective Service Officers rollout

Since 2012 the Victorian Liberal Government has been deploying Protective Service Officers to railway stations across the Melbourne suburban network, and as of this week we have a total of 682 PSOs patrolling 104 Melbourne railway stations – or so says the self congratulatory media release. With 207 stations to be guarded between 6pm and […]

Victorian Government propaganda moves fast

Back in late 2013 the State Liberal Government released a new transport propaganda campaign titled “Moving Victoria” – and new advertisements soon appeared around Melbourne. All up at least $3.2 million has been spent on the campaign. On March 26 the Napthine government followed their free wheeling spending by dropping a massive bombshell on Melbourne’s […]

‘PTV rebranding foils terror attack’

I found the following media release on the Public Transport Victoria website this morning… Public Transport Victoria rebranding foils terror attack 1 April, 2014 A terror attack on Melbourne rail network has disrupted services across the city but has not caused any major injuries or deaths. It was revealed today that a terrorist group had […]

Dodgy doors on Melbourne’s Comeng trains

Last week the doors of Melbourne’s Comeng trains received another mention in the news, when it was revealed that a 17-year-old boy had jumped out of moving train at Watergardens station after forcing the doors open. Some history Melbourne’s Comeng trains are currently the oldest in the suburban fleet as well as the most numerous. […]

Polishing a turd – PTV is rebranding Myki

If you know anything about public transport in Melbourne, you know the go to solution for ‘fixing’ any issue is spending big dollars on a rebranding – a classic case of fire and motion, or to put it less poetically – polishing a turd. We are currently 18 months into the replacement of ‘Metlink’ logos with brand new ‘Public Transport Victoria’ ones all across the network, yet those in charge have decided to fiddle with something even more pointless – the brand identity of Melbourne’s biggest dog – myki.

New 'Myki' trademark, lodged back in October 2013