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

 


Timetable changes to Rotorua’s Cityride bus network

Timetable changes to Rotorua’s Cityride bus network

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Changes to Rotorua’s Cityride bus timetables take place on Monday, 11 August – and are designed to help ease congestion in the city centre and make it easier for bus users to get around the city.

From Monday most of the Cityride buses will leave either five or 10 minutes earlier or later than before and all will be fully-accessible, making it easier for passengers in wheelchairs, with prams or those who are not quite so mobile to get on an off.

Lyall Thurston, Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor and Chairman of the Public Transport Subcommittee said that most buses were currently scheduled to leave the city centre on the hour or half hour, but with the entire Cityride bus fleet now using the larger fully accessible buses, bus stop space was going to be tight at the Pukuatua Street terminus without the timetable changes.

“By slightly staggering the times the buses leave it should make it easier for people to find and get on the correct bus, and also easier for people who are looking to transfer from one service to another as there will be more time between departures,” Mr Thurston said. “This should especially help students who are travelling into the city centre before travelling on to the Waiariki Institute of Technology’s Mokoia Campus.

Mr Thurston said he was especially pleased that the changes meant all buses in the Cityride fleet would now be fully accessible.

“As former National President of CCS Disability Action, we have been advocating for greater access to public transport for years,” he said.

“I’m personally delighted and express the approval and delight of the disability sector in Rotorua that the Cityride buses are now fully accessible.

“This is a great day for disabled people and people who have access issues in the city.”

To find out if the time their regular bus leaves will change, people should look out for the updated timetables on the buses from next week, or they can visit www.baybus.co.nz or call 0800 4BAYBUS (0800 4 229 28) to see what the changes mean for them.

“We also expect that with the improved timetable the buses should run on time more often, which we’ll continue to be keeping an eye on through our regular monitoring of the service.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news