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by muzzamo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network
Replies: 643
Views: 148787

Re: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network

I think you are both right. FTTN is a collosal waste, with most of the "final mile" infrastructure going to need to be torn up and replaced with fibre in time. But FTTP was a labor-party led "bink batts" project and would have taken decades at the rate it was going, and was absolutely gold plated. M...
by muzzamo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Calvary Hospital | 60m | 12 lvls | Cnr Angas/Pulteney
Replies: 279
Views: 107897

[COM] Re: New Calvary Hospital | 60m | 12 lvls | Cnr Angas/Pulteney

Is that the same Agostino Group that owns the AM/PM fuel/convenience outlets, or are the car dealer Agostinos a different family? The Agostino that owns AM/PM is the one who owns the carpark and the the top couple of levels are their offices. I assume that its the same as the car dealers. The helip...
by muzzamo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 67250

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Anyone advocating replacing rail.. light or heavy with Obahn style buses, I would strongly recommend you stand near the Obahn track in the linear park near StPeters. 1. The noise of a high revving diesel bus trying to maintain 80kph is very unpleasant. 2. Add to that the "roar" of rubber on concret...
by muzzamo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 67250

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Asking the important question. If it's going to be infrequent, may as well rip it up and replace with buses. They could rip out the Tonsley line and replace with an O-Bahn. It would make the buses from near Happy Valley faster too. I live near happy valley so have thought of this too. The Tram was ...
by muzzamo
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4894
Views: 900120

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

I’ve wondered a few times whether the solution for south access to the expressway at majors might be a bit further south, opposite st Frances winery. A one lane flyover over south road (or traffic lights) for cars entering the expressway heading south, and a 1 lane flyover for cars exiting the expre...
by muzzamo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 348736

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

It does make sense to use those apps, rather than the state government to build, fund and maintain their own.

An equivalent would be like SA creating their own version of the google maps app - why do it when others have already done it and are better at it.
by muzzamo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4894
Views: 900120

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

If you enquire now, his office won’t get back to you about it. I have enquire via three calls and 2 emails about this project over the last 2mths. I have also checked in with labor who are in near by seats, and they have been unable to get answers. Apparently they only promised to investigate it, n...
by muzzamo
Thu May 14, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2804
Views: 672767

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:50 am
Why isn't SA going after Virgin?
Because states shouldn't be in the business of owning private enterprises.
by muzzamo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection Upgrade
Replies: 158
Views: 36940

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection Upgrade

I don't understand why Edward St/Raglan Avenue hasn't been done. The required land is mostly vacant, and all you're really doing is removing one right hand turn from South Rd. I would have thought this is obvious - this section will, within 10 years*, be replaced/augmented by a new road at enormous...
by muzzamo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 348736

Re: Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia

I’m highly in favour of this outsourcing but yet I’m astonished that the spin doctors thought it was a good idea to spin it this way. They did a post on Facebook too.
by muzzamo
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 875089

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Not exactly sure what thread to post this in, however this seems to be a good place. A few days ago I was browsing the internet and found a collection of PDF documents that some here may find interesting. 1973/74 Subway Proposal http://railknowledgebank.com/Presto//GetDoc.axd?ctID=NmQ5ZmY0YWQtNTc4N...
by muzzamo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 875089

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It’s an outsourcing arrangement. “Privatising”, while technically true, is a bit misleading. For example, with made up figures - The government puts out to tender the operations of the network, subject to some pretty detailed specifications and KPIs, the winning bidder says e.g they will do it for $...
by muzzamo
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 875089

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Deutsche Bahn is the state rail operator of the Federal Republic of Germany. If they win the contract, what the Liberal Government is essentially telling you is that it's fine for any efficiency savings to go to the German state, instead of the state of South Australia. We've been through all this ...
by muzzamo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 67250

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Just noticed there was a press release on December 2 confirming the location of the new Tonsley Station. "Tonsley" will to be replacing Clovelly Park Station (which is a dump) but there seems to be very little parking included in the station design. Press release here from December 2 - https://www.d...
by muzzamo
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4894
Views: 900120

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

From AdelaideNow: An elevated roadway should be constructed over South Rd to avoid tunnels and the decade it will take to build them, the Civil Construction Federation says. As the State Government prepares to release its preferred option to finish the final stages of the North-South Corridor, the f...