The writer says a fraction of the money spent on the stadium would provide a first-class public transport service for Dunedin. In a short time, the rate of return would be infinitely more than the stadium will produce.
### ODT Online Thu, 9 Jul 2009
Muddled thinking on buses
By Phillip Cole
Bus fares have risen by 56% in the past 12 months and new routes have been introduced. But has there been any strategic long-term planning behind the moves? Phillip Cole has his doubts.
● Phillip Cole is co-chairman of Sustainable Dunedin City and is a transportation engineer and ex-bus user of the Dunedin public transport system who walks to and from work.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr