A few months back I mentioned how there was a city-wide taxi strike and how no one was the worse off for it.
Tomorrow there’s going to be a nation-wide omnibus strike and I am fully expecting transiting the CBD to be a nightmare. I guess if you’ve ever wondered what the subway would like like if all the omnibus people were also crammed into it, then tomorrow’s your big day.
It’s about how the gummnt is proposing to reclassify taxis as public transport, which will apparently cost a whole lot, which will, apparently make omnibus ticket prices higher. I don’t know all the figures but it sounds stupid. Taxis are private industry. Not making enough money as a taxi driver? Get a different job. The other thing that sounds really stupid is that taxis will be able to use the omnibuslanes, which will I’m sure cause omnishambles.
*Update: 22/11/12, Title: OMG j/k*
The bus drivers were out for one hour then went back to work. The government admitted their idea was a stupid bunch of balls and deleted the bill proposing taxis be reclassified. Everything’s back to normal. Case closed.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/8207511270/” title=”Gangs-terr by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8199/8207511270_6dfb8849a9.jpg” width=”500″ height=”500″ alt=”Gangs-terr”></a>
PS. this is a new filter/lens pak called Gangster Squad, which is a promo tie-in for the upcoming film of the same name. The circular film looks okay when it’s copied onto a white background but any other colour doesn’t really work. The lens doesn’t do much in the way of affect.