Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Wgtn commuter bus services halted for stop-work meeting

Wellington commuter bus services halted for stop-work meeting

By Tina Morrison

June 25 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington commuter bus services were stopped for much of today as drivers met for a stop-work meeting ahead of plans to phase out trolley buses.

No 'Go Wellington' buses would operate between 9am and 3pm today due to an urgent Stop Work Meeting of the Tramways Union, which represents the majority of drivers, Infratil-owned NZ Bus said in a statement on its website. Reduced Valley Flyer bus services would continue to operate while Airport Flyer, Mana, Newlands Coach Services and school bus services were not affected, it said.

A decision to abolish Wellington's trolley buses in 2017, contained in the draft Regional Public Transport Plan, will go to a full meeting of the Greater Wellington Regional Council tomorrow for adoption. The council wants to move to hybrid diesel buses during the transition to an electric fleet. Its bus contract is currently held by NZ Bus.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1.75 Percent

Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based. However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty... More>>

Kaikōura Earthquake: Private Insurers Receive $1.8b Claims

Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton said most is for commercial loss at $1.36 billion, with residential claims amounting to over $460 million. “...We have a high level of confidence that most people will have received settlement offers by the end of this year." More>>

ALSO:

Forms And Data: New Proposals To Simplify Personal Income Tax

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. More>>