I used to have to look at these ads all the time when I caught a tram or train to work. They are not just dumb but show the failings of our public transport system over the last 15 or so years. If you want to advertise public transport you should say something about how great it is but the best we can do is write ads telling those who do use it to buy a ticket. This is because the public transport system is in a terrible state at the moment and even Metlink can’t say anything good about it. Sad really.