Adelaide's public transport system is alright but no where near perfect. One good thing is you can buy a 10 trip ticket for $19.80.
This ticket will give you 2 hour transfers from bus, train, tram so once you board you can get on and off all you want until two hours
has expired for $1.98. Very good.
We have an O-Bahn bus system. The bus drives along on a specially made concrete path that holds the bus in place at 100kph/60mph
at the end of the path the bus disembarks and can then drive on a normal road. The O-Bahn is only 12km/7ml
long but is virtually 100kph the whole way. The bus can beat a car into town by 20mins easily. Unfortunately it cost so much
to make that we only have this one O-Bahn.
The main problem is with our trains, they run every half hour on weekdays and every hour on weekends. There just isn't enough
frequency to make it a viable system. The other problem is that there are no conductors on the trains to buy tickets from.
You have to buy a ticket from a machine that only accepts coins. The conductors were removed years ago to save money.
They now employ ticket inspectors, but these guys don't sell tickets they just issue $105 dollar fines.
Is it my imagination or is the Government trying to make the system difficult. You don't have to be Albert Einstein to see
the problems and fix them.
What is the public transport system like where you live?