Kinetic's pioneering initiatives, including dedicated disability awareness training and a state-of-the-art Operations Control Centre, are reshaping Melbourne's buses for a more inclusive and accessible passenger experience.
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With funding support from Waka Kotahi and Environment Canterbury, Kinetic is adding 10 more electric buses to Christchurch's fleet, boosting its electric line-up to over 25% of the local buses.
Kinetic partners with Translink to transform the public transport experience in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions, expanding the successful Network Officers programme from North Queensland to South East Queensland.
With this milestone, Kinetic solidifies its position as the largest operator of electric buses in New Zealand, boasting a fleet of 200 zero-emission vehicles distributed across eight depots in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
The acquisition of MorelandBus will see Kinetic integrate two government-contracted routes into its extensive portfolio, while also ensuring the continued employment of 15 MorelandBus drivers.
Kinetic's Women Up Front programme aims to attract talented women to become bus drivers, empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds and providing them with the necessary training to excel in the transport sector.
Kinetic's acquisition of Dingo Bus Charter strengthens its position in Western Australia's bus service market, fostering community connections and delivering safe, efficient transportation solutions with an expanded fleet.
Go-Ahead consortium qualifies to bid for Melbourne's Yarra Trams franchise, with a key focus on enhancing passenger experiences, operations and creating employment opportunities for under-represented groups.
Kinetic's latest expansion of its battery electric bus fleet in partnership with the Queensland government will bring the Sunshine Coast's zero-emission vehicle fleet to 11.
The City of Gold Coast's on-demand transport trial has achieved over 50,000 trips in its first year and is now expanding to Hervey Bay, providing more people with access to a personalised and flexible public transport option.
Kinetic's expansion in South East Tasmania will see it solidify its position as a key transport delivery partner for the Tasmanian government, with its network now including 252 buses and 272 employees.
With new electrification and infrastructure upgrades being completed at its Sunshine West and Heatherton depots in Melbourne, Kinetic is set to welcome a further 36 battery electric buses to the city's public transit fleet.
The new electric bus depot in Panmure will reduce burden on the grid whilst improving the environmental impact of Auckland’s electric bus fleet.
With the addition of these new vehicles, 20 per cent of Go Bus Transport's fleet is now electric, in line with Kinetic's commitment to fully transitioning its bus fleet to zero emissions by 2035.
In line with Kinetic's commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2035, each new battery electric bus is expected to save approximately 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide across its lifespan.