I really feel for bus drivers on Auckland's public transport. They work in bad conditions, have low pay, and many seem to dislike talking to people. When Maxx (the bus and train company) introduced a new method of paying for travel - a Hop card - earlier this year there was some ambiguous advertising on bus backs. A Disney Pixar film also called Hop was being advertised on bus backs at the same time.
People at bus stops step away back from the curb if see one approaching that they don't want to catch, as if it's a disease. But what are the alternatives in the urban sprawl that is Auckland? And why is it that so many people traveling far prefer to take a car?
"Walking Off a Cliff Again" - Mint Chicks, and "Drive" - Home Brew