oh Lord I'm confused

In one of yesterday's posts, Lord Adonis was quoted as saying "If passengers had smart tickets they'd almost certainly use public transport more" - in relation to the government's proposed investment of £20m in smart card technology.

Does this mean people who don't currently use public transport are likely to start using it or people who currently use it will do it more? Or both?

Although the investment is to be applauded (cynics would argue a timely pre-election announcement) I would suggest transport companies concentrate on basics such as cleanliness, staff attitude, pricing and punctuality to start with.

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