Metlink's introduction of purpose-built toilets at key Wellington bus stops highlights a commitment to enhancing the wellbeing and working conditions of bus drivers.
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Metlink's new Accessibility Action Plan takes a step towards an all-inclusive public transport network, with innovative initiatives aimed at breaking down barriers, enhancing accessibility and fostering inclusivity for all passengers.
Greater Wellington Regional Council's 2023 Budget will fund free and half-price fares for public transport, providing financial relief and increased accessibility for under 13-year-olds and individuals aged 25 and under.
In an effort to manage rising costs and improve services for commuters, Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved a 6% increase in public transport fares for the first time in two years.
Faced with a seemingly intractable shortage of bus drivers, the regional council - in partnership with its public transport authority and operators - in Greater Wellington, New Zealand, has broken new ground to incentivise careers behind the wheel, writes Greater Wellington's Transport Committee Chair, Councillor Thomas Nash.
An on-demand public transport trial in New Zealand’s capital city was inspired by the community and a local council unafraid to innovate, writes Greater Wellington’s Ben Robinson Drawbridge, as he provides Intelligent Transport with exclusive insight into the project.
Combined with funding from mass transit operators and providers, the New Zealand government's $61 million contribution will help make careers in public transport more attractive.
A new report highlights the health benefits of Greater Wellington’s investment in electric buses, as an increase in the zero-emission vehicles has been associated with a reduction in harmful pollutants in the city.
Transdev subsidiary Mana Newlands has been awarded a six-year contract to operate a new bus service between Wellington Station and Wellington International Airport from July 2022.
In Wellington, cyclists and bus drivers have swapped seats in a bid to highlight the safety implications of sharing the road and the steps that can be taken to ensure safety remains a top priority.