Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Wintec students to get 30% off bus travel from 2019

The discount will apply to BUSIT card rates in Hamilton and across the Waikato region at all times of the day and week.

Wintec Director of Infrastructure and Assets, Graeme Ward says that student feedback has helped drive the decision to make bus travel more affordable.

“Wintec students have made it clear they want subsidised bus travel, and giving them the best possible study experience is important to us at Wintec,” says Ward.

“While making it more cost-effective for them to travel here is important, we hope the discount will encourage more students to take public transport and help us manage the demand for parking, particularly at our central city campus.”

From 1 January 2019, a Wintec student on a Hamilton bus will pay just $1.70 one way – down from a $3.30 adult cash fare and 30% less than a $2.40 adult BUSIT card rate.

“It’s a win-win for many of our students, a boost to the region’s public transport network and a positive shift to help reduce the number of vehicles in Hamilton’s CBD,” says Ward.

Wintec staff will also receive the bus subsidy.

Wintec students and staff travelling on Waikato Regional Council managed buses will need to show a current Wintec ID and must have a BUSIT card to receive discounted travel. They will be able to take advantage of 24 bus services in Hamilton and 12 regional services across the Waikato.

Find out more about student transport, parking and security at Wintec.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

ASB Classic: Serena Williams Confirmed For 2020

One of the biggest names in sport has confirmed she will be returning to the ASB Classic in 2020. Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will return to Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena to challenge for the ASB Classic title. More>>

Netball: Taurua To Coach Silver Ferns Through Two More Campaigns

Netball New Zealand has confirmed Taurua will guide the Silver Ferns as they take on the Australian Diamonds in October’s Cadbury Netball Series (Constellation Cup), along with the Northern Quad Series in late January. More>>

ALSO:

Bigger But Less Novel Than The Parrot: Giant Fossil Penguin Find

The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis, a monster penguin from the Paleocene Epoch (between 66 and 56 million years ago), adds to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand fauna. These include the world’s largest parrot, a giant eagle, giant burrowing bat, the moa and other giant penguins. More>>

Wellington: Little Blue Penguins Near Station Again

There have been more sightings of penguins near Wellington Railway Station on Sunday night, this time waddling into a parking building above a burger restaurant. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland