[LINK] Vic transport smartcard to cost $1bn

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Feb 6 13:21:34 EST 2008

At 12:34 PM 6/02/2008, Craig Sanders wrote:
>the amazing thing, to me, is that it's almost impossible to see where
>the actual value in a system like this is. what benefit does it give
>- to anyone, but especially to the public transport users? more
>importantly, what benefit does it give that's actually worth hundreds of
>millions of dollars (or over $1bn with all the stuffups)?

It would be interesting to go back to the original budget papers and 
see if the justification is there. I would guess that this is no 
where near to being a 'user centered' decision, as in the paying 
customer stakeholders, both passengers and taxpayers.


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