April 3rd, 2006 at 12:41pm
It looks like there are a few changes on the way at ACTION in the coming months.
Firstly, I have it on good authority that the timetables will be changed in August, which means drivers will be given new shifts (or more correctly, they will choose new shifts), and a new rostering system will be in place. I’ll address these points in a moment.
Secondly, the word from inside ACTION is that CEO Peter Wallace is resigning, I can’t confirm this, but it certainly seems to be the buzz eminating from ACTION insiders at the moment.
Now, back to the timetables, it was mentioned on a bus enthusiast website a few weeks ago that ACTION are going to change the timetables (Comment by Busnerd, 4th from top) to a new system which will “cut travel times to that of a private car”, a feat which is impossible for many reasons. Anyway, I decided to follow up on the story and was told by ACTION insiders that August is the proposed date for the new timetables, apparently this will also mean a change in rostering to help get drivers onto weekends. It is also possible that Flexibus will be scrapped (about time!), and standard route services will return to nights.
All of this is still well and truly up in the air at this stage, and may turn out to be incorrect if ACTION management change their mind, although from what I’m hearing, it seems pretty definite.