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.
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In line with its commitment to make its transport services more accessible, the funding will allow Metlink to support public transport infrastructure projects that focus on improving bus, rail and active travel connectivity.
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.
Following recent climate change protests, the New Zealand Government is creating change to limit the impact we have upon the environment with their Zero Carbon Bill.