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Mobile bus timetable website proving popular

30 August 2013

Mobile bus timetable website proving popular

Hawke’s Bay bus commuters are enjoying being able to access bus timetables digitally and on the run.

Last year goBay made bus timetable information accessible for people with smart phones via the HBRC website and/or a QR code.

A report to today’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Transport Committee meeting shows the application has had just over 2,500 hits since May. And the goBay web pages on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council website are the busiest on the website, with nearly a quarter of all hits in May and July accessing the bus timetables.

Meanwhile, patronage on the buses continues to improve. Passenger trips from January to July this year were up 10 per cent on the same period last year. Since 2009 the total numbers of trips per year and the monthly averages have steadily risen.

And with a review of the goBay public transport (bus) network underway, Napier and Hastings residents are being urged to have their say on what they would like the network to look like by sending their comments/suggestions to HBRC’s transport team by 27th September.


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