RPTP submission

Here is the summary of the submission I have made. Network Structure (Routes) The bus routes appear to be satisfactory but there are reasons to be concerned about the link routes as this model has proven largely unsuccessful and there is an admission that the patronage has not been achieved. I believe the link routes… Continue reading RPTP submission

Things the Government needs to do to boost public transport services

There are two key central government public transport policies which are causing considerable discontent for bus users in particular around New Zealand. These are the Public Transport Operating Model and the farebox recovery target. The Public Transport Operating Model was brought in by National in 2011 and its aim was essentially to increase cost efficiency… Continue reading Things the Government needs to do to boost public transport services

Christchurch needs proper suburban passenger facilties, not glorified bus stops [1]

It’s been announced on 4th October that a “new transport hub for eastern Christchurch [was] given the green light. The Stuff article states that the “transport hub” will be included in the forthcoming annual plan.¬† The so-called hub consists of two open bus shelters with real time timetable¬† information (RTTI) displays.¬† This is the new… Continue reading Christchurch needs proper suburban passenger facilties, not glorified bus stops [1]