SuperGold card free travel extended from August 19

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Bay of Plenty’s SuperGold Card bus users will have extended free travel from Monday August 19 2019.

Eligible card holders will now have free bus travel on the regional network from 9am on weekdays, and all day on weekends.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the hours following requests from the community and the change was adopted as part of Regional Council’s Annual Plan 2019/20.

General Manager of Strategy and Science Namouta Poutasi says the changes will allow SuperGold Card bus users to travel for free throughout the day, except for in the early morning commuter peak.

“By extending the hours we believe there will be little or no impact on existing bus users,” says Namouta.

The monthly average for SuperGold boardings this year across the region has been 35,800 or just under 1,200 per day.

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Posted on 12-08-2019 10:49 | By morepork

I have never tried using the bus, but I will now...


Posted on 12-08-2019 10:08 | By Bruja

and to a large degree this will pay for itself in keeping many many vehicles off our roads, which in turn reduces wear and tear on those roads and the non-financial benefits to workers, trying to get to and from work and trying to find a park on a daily basis.

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