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Auckland Transport celebrates the Year of the Dragon

9 March 2012

Auckland Transport celebrates the Year of the Dragon with new bus design

To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, Auckland Transport together with NZ Bus have produced two ‘dragon buses’ for use on the city LINK bus route in central Auckland.

The dragon branded buses painted in traditional red and gold colours will be unveiled by Auckland Council Cr. and Board member of Auckland Transport, Mike Lee next Monday 12 March.

To encourage more of the Chinese community to use public transport and to make travel planning easier the LINK brochure has been translated into Chinese. It can be downloaded from www.maxx.co.nz

The Chinese community is the largest of the Asian communities in Auckland with 97,500 living in the greater Auckland area. Nearly 54,000 Auckland Chinese were born in China and are accustomed to using public transport.

The two ‘dragon buses’ on the city LINK route will run right through 2012.

What: Unveiling of new dragon buses
When: Monday 12 March
Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter
Time: 8.30am

About Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport is a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council. It is responsible for all of the region’s transport services (excluding state highways) - from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport.

Among its main tasks are:
• To design, build and maintain Auckland’s roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways.
• Co-ordinate road safety and community transport initiatives such as school travel
• Plan and fund bus, train and ferry services across Auckland.

For more information go to www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz.

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