Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Another Record Breaking Year for goBay Public Transport

Media Release

13 January 2014

Another Record Breaking Year for goBay Public Transport

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council reports a record-breaking number of public transport trips on the goBay network in 2013. Regional Council transport coordinator Megan Welsby is delighted.

“There were 62,904 more passenger trips in 2013 than in 2012 – an increase of almost 9%,” says Megan.

While public transport numbers in some regions are declining, Hawke’s Bay passenger trips have steadily increased year-on-year, rising an incredible 81% since 2009.

Ongoing improvements to the network of 11 routes include services between Napier and Hastings every 15 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at off-peak times, delivering practical and convenient transport for Napier and Hastings people as well as visitors to the region.

“The ongoing success of the goBay public transport network is the result of an excellent relationship with our transport provider Go Bus Transport Ltd,” says Megan.

“We listen to and communicate regularly with our passengers using a monthly newspaper column, with a willingness to provide bespoke ticketing arrangements to organisations and people with special needs, and working to ensure that the public transport journey is an enjoyable and friendly experience for our passengers.”

“Being a small region obviously helps, with drivers getting to know individual passengers and their travel habits,” she adds.

During 2013 over 3,000 bikes were also carried on goBay services using specially mounted racks. The upshot is more people having greater access to the growing number of cycleways and bike tracks around the region.

Bus routes, timetable and fare information is at www.hbrc.govt.nz . Bus timetable booklets are available from bus drivers, with easy read timetables available from Megan by phoning 833 8032.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news