Privatise public transport and waste collection
Maybe the recent actions of the refuse collectors and now the bus drivers should lend impetus to change once we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic? Privatise all public transport and waste collection services.
Those running these businesses will be more aggressive at meeting targets. Those working in the businesses will show up for work, as they will no longer have the government worker “job for life” safety net. We will be able to reduce the size of the government payroll and the services might actually run more efficiently.
I bet the ferries wouldn't hit the dock so often if the captain had to pay for the repairs himself — no bonus if the ferry comes back from its route with “dings” in it.
Just imagine the possibilities ... no garbage trucks awaiting repairs; no buses out of service.