Points for trying to look like he walks the talk I guess, but:
Greens co-leader Russel Norman was literally up in arms about public transport yesterday – but he still missed the bus.
Norman was heading from a TV3 appointment in Mt Eden to Auckland Airport and, as a good Green, opted to use the Airbus Express service.
But he could not attract the attention of the driver, who drove straight past.
Venting his frustration, he tweeted: “Hey Airbus, you know how you just drove past me on Mt Eden Rd even tho I was waving my arms rather vigorously, it doesn’t help PT [public transport].”
The fact that the bus driver probably recognised him and drove straight past may not have occurred to Russel.
It’s quite consistent of course.
Labour have been driving past the Green Party as a coalition partner for years.
Of course, the old Green Party was ¬†all about change, whereas this one is all about power. ¬† Russel feels so close to introducing new taxes and banning half of life’s pleasures that he needs changes of underwear several times a way.
“Airbus will only stop if hailed by a passenger (wave)” says the Airbus website. None of this worked for Norman.
He told the¬†Herald on Sunday¬†that he often uses the Airbus service and it’s usually reliable.
This time, however, the delay meant he had to change his flight and was late to his next appointment. He said the Greens transport policy would “have the trains running to the airport by 2025″.
Way to go Russel. ¬†A bus driver doesn’t pick you up, and your solution is to install another expensive train set.
What it really shows is that public transport is useless for people that have to be places and be on time. ¬† Stop trying to pretend otherwise.
- Herald on Sunday