Press Release – NZBus
NZ Bus is disappointed with the decision by the Greater Wellington Regional Council to phase out trolley bus services in 2017.
NZ Bus Chief Executive Zane Fulljames says that the Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) has made steps in the right direction to improving Wellington’s public transport network but time will tell if the Council has got the trolley decision right.
“We are strong advocates of modernising Wellington’s bus network to make it more efficient, reliable and accessible for everyone. While today’s decision to terminate trolley bus services is disappointing we will take some time to reflect on how this will impact on our business.
“What is most important now is that a clear and sensible transition plan is developed which provides certainty for all parties. A collaborative and well-reasoned approach is required, and we look forward to working with GWRC to develop the plan,” says Mr Fulljames.
NZ Bus supports the Council showing real intent to make Wellington’s public transport first class and the steps being taken to implement integrated ticketing, the Transport Spine and Bus Rapid Transport have its full support as a key operational partner.