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Performance Results for M>Tram and Yarra Trams
Aaron Hewett

Since the performance results for both tram operators for December 2003 were below the minimum set for compensation, those with monthly, six-monthly and yearly tickets valid during December are able to claim compensation in the form of one (1) daily ticket.

I encourage everyone who is eligible to claim this compensation to do so.

Ring Yarra Trams on 1800 800 166 and M>Tram on 1800 800 120.

While the compensation itself isn't exactly worth the effort, the private operators must pay for their bad performance. At the moment, they are simply relying on people's ignorance and apathy to avoid paying compensation.

Does anyone know if they have to pay the state government compensation too? And who actually does the monitoring? An independent body or the private operator itself?

General 17th January, 2004 16:19:45   [#] 

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Who pays who compensation?
"[...] the private operators must pay for their bad performance."

They are already paying for their bad performance. Like all businesses providing a shoddy service they pay by losing customers, and money. Of course, because they don't have any money, and are being propped up by government largesse (or possibly guilt), the money for compensation will come from elsewhere. Essentially, the people who refuse to use public transport because the service is rubbish, and the alternatives are easier, quicker, or just less stressful, are now going to have their tax dollars given to those of us, who, for lack of choice, ideology, or masochism, continue to ride the tram system.

Perversely, the worse the system gets, the more monetary incentive there is to ride it. Eventually, the government will pay enough that everyone can stand on station platforms and go nowhere for free!

And yes, I believe they do have to pay the state government compensation. I can see it now:
Peter Batchelor: Here's your money for running a shoddy system.
[he passes a briefcase full of money to the operator]
PT Operator: And here's your compensation for running a shoddy system.
[he passes the briefcase back]
Peter Batchelor: A pleasure doing business with you.
PT Operator: Yes, you too
Both *grunt* *snort* *oink*
Russell  18th January, 2004 13:45:49  


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