A speech about public transport

Essay by brokenwilloJunior High, 9th gradeA-, May 2007

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I thank you for joining me here today, and giving me the opportunity, as this is indeed a special day. How special? I don't really know, but I am sure that the outcome of this state election will change the future of the country in some way.

I am no superman or Wonder woman. But, I am a person that will try my hardest to change whatever wrongs in this world into rights. I am sure that I can help people in their busy lives with the smallest problems or at least in the transport aspect.

Everyday, I see people busily buzzing around to work or students to school. Everyday I see people of this state complaining about the slow or late trains and buses. Everyday, I hear people saying: "I'm going to be late for wherever they are going!" At this point I realised that transport is a very big problem for local communities.

More than a century ago, the first government that owned the railway in the British Empire was opened to the public. Ever since then, people in Australia have used trains and buses to get to work. In Sydney, one million people use that type of transport daily. That is around a quarter of the population of Sydney, which uses city rail for work and school.

A week ago, I'm pretty sure that all or at least some of you remember the transport chaos that left thousands of rail commuters stranded after the train broke down between the bridge and Wynyard Station at rush hour. Mr Graham, the Rail corp. chief executive, said that he apologises for the problem but does not know the cause.

This is the sign of bad management and if this continues what would all transport look like in the future? Would...