As an experiment, I travelled along a bus route and photographed all the Sydney Bus infrastructure that I could find - clean and dirty.
Note the map on the pole - this photo really doesn't show just how filthy and faded it is.
Graffiti in a bus shelter.
An almost clean bit of bus signage.
The one completely clean sign along this part of the route.
Either someone has done an incredibly bad job of cleaning graffiti off this seat, or it has been here so long, people sitting on it have partly worn it off.
Signage, seating and shelters are all part of the image that Sydney Buses presents to the public.
From these images, you could conclude that a fairly unattractive image is being presented.
Are any drivers or inspectors bothering to report damage and graffiti? If they are, is anyone bothering to come out and fix it? I've been down this route a bit over the last few months, and this is how all this signage has looked over that time. Nothing has been cleaned or refreshed.