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129 days ago

Route 80 update

Communications from Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Kia ora Katikati community - There is an update to our ROUTE 80 bus (the Katikati express) which may affect you. Due to heavy traffic on SH2 (causing this bus has to arrive late in Tauranga) it will now leave the Katikati main street at 6:50am instead of 7am.

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141 days ago

Maungatapu school bus service

Communications from Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A school dedicated bus service from Maungatapu to Tauranga Boys' and Girls' Colleges starts this coming Monday morning: 4th March. It will be known as route 805 and will run free of charge for the first week, while we sort out ticket machines.

152 days ago

School bus update

Communications from Bay of Plenty Regional Council

From today, four additional school buses will run to provide extra capacity. Operated by GoBus on routes 701, 801, 806 and 903 and allow for an extra 55 students per route. Follow the link for more detail: bit.ly...

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157 days ago

Public feedback results in bus network changes

Communications from Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Let’s work together to get this right.
What you need to know:

We are sorry for the disruption and issues currently experienced on the Tauranga bus network and are working with NZ Bus to resolve driver shortage issues, missed trips and will have progress updates later this week.

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Let’s work together to get this right.
What you need to know:

We are sorry for the disruption and issues currently experienced on the Tauranga bus network and are working with NZ Bus to resolve driver shortage issues, missed trips and will have progress updates later this week.

We have read many comments and posts, and taken many calls from residents affected by the network, and for that we are truly sorry. While we cannot respond to every comment, we will do our best to get direct updates to you via our Facebook page and discussion groups, and will continue to steer you towards the best information sources.

The bus driver shortage continues to cause issues. We will be posting all updates from NZ Bus on our website www.baybus.co.nz... – please check in from 6pm for the next day’s trip cancellations as notified by NZ Bus. This information will also be available by calling 0800 4 BAY BUS.

In order to address the majority of changes sought by the public, Councillors agreed in principle at Fridays Public Transport Committee meeting to reinstate route 36 from the CBD via Mangatapu to Pāpāmoa and to change route 70 in off peak hours to travel to the City via Brookfield.

Further changes to the network will be scoped over coming weeks.

We have met with NZ Bus in relation to the bus driver shortages and resulting service problems, and we have been very clear that their performance to date has fallen short of the expectations of the Regional Council and our community.

Read the full update here: bit.ly... and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates.

Please continue to send-in your feedback and concerns by going to www.baybus.co.nz...

And again, residents of all ages and all locations within Tauranga, we are sorry and together we can work to make this better.

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156 days ago

Route 36 through Maungatapu

Communications from Bay of Plenty Regional Council

There seems to be some confusion about the timing of reinstatement for bus routes on the Tauranga Bus Network, particularly route 36 through Maungatapu.
This week Regional Council has been working through details of what this may look like, who needs to be involved and time-frames. We have had a … View more
There seems to be some confusion about the timing of reinstatement for bus routes on the Tauranga Bus Network, particularly route 36 through Maungatapu.
This week Regional Council has been working through details of what this may look like, who needs to be involved and time-frames. We have had a lot of feedback to date and will update you on progress as soon as possible.
We appreciate this is frustrating for those affected residents and ask for your ongoing understanding and willingness to work through this together.
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