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City centre bus stands move to new temporary location

Some city centre bus stands will be temporarily relocated from next Monday (21 August) due to construction activity around the Tauranga City Council’s Administration building.

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Real-time bus tracking

Our track-a-bus technology allows bus users in Rotorua and Whakatāne to track their bus in real-time

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Day Saver

Enjoy unlimited travel with a Day Saver pass.

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Extended hours for Winter Nights Winter Lights

Bay of Plenty Regional Council have come on board with extended operating hours on most Bayhopper routes

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Large print timetables

The Bay of Plenty’s public bus services have become more user-friendly and inclusive with the introduction of large print timetables for most routes.

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Council impressed by public feedback

Council is delighted with the sheer volume of the public response.

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Record passenger numbers for record haka attempt

Free travel on all eleven Cityride eke-taone bus routes on Saturday, 17th June.

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Improvements to be made to Hewletts Road

The NZ Transport Agency is making changes to Hewletts Road to boost public transport use, improve safety and help to ease traffic congestion on the busy State Highway 2 route.

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Passionate public response to proposed public transport plan

The importance of public transport to the Western Bay of Plenty has become undeniable, evidenced by the sheer number of passionate responses received in reply to the proposed bus network changes for mid-2018.

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Improved ticketing for Bay of Plenty bus passengers

Bus passengers in nine regions will have improved ticketing by June next year.

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Rotorua stop changes

Three new bus stops will be installed around the city during April.

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New partnership for Western BOP

New partnership between Bay of Plenty Regional Council,The NZ Transport Agency, Tauranga City Council, Rotorua Lakes Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.

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Help us drive change

This is your chance to have a say on where our buses go and how often.

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Collaboration key to alleviating Tauranga congestion

A coordinated and holistic approach is being taken to help improve Tauranga’s congestion.

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Day Saver Pass now available at Rotorua i-Site

A new partnership between Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Rotorua i-Site will see concession day fare passes available to purchase for just $8.20 from Rotorua i-Sites.

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Whakatane and Eastern Bay Track a Bus trial goes live

Whakatane and Eastern Bay route maps are live! Check out the trial of live bus information, found under the Route Map tabs on the Eastern Bay routes. Only available in desktop view .

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Use a Smartride card and save

Smartride cards save you money and mean you don’t have to carry cash! You can purchase your card and top it up on the bus, and then all you have to do is swipe it each time you travel.

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Text for bus information at the stop

At the stop and want to know when the next bus is due? Tauranga bus users can find out by text. Follow the information on the signs at the stops to get information about the next three buses.

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Rotorua Track a Bus trial

Rotorua route maps are live! Check out the trial of live bus information, found under the Route Map tabs on the Rotorua urban routes. Only available in desktop view.

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Get to school with Schoolhopper

The Schoolhopper network is a dedicated school bus network for the Tauranga urban area. Find out more about routes and fares.

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Changes to Katikati, Omokoroa and Waihi Beach services

From 9 January 2017 there are route and timetable changes to Katikati, Omokoroa and Waihi Beach services. Please check your timetable before travelling.

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Free park and ride for Pete's Dragon screening

Bay of Plenty Regional Council have kindly put on a park and ride service for the event to help ease traffic congestion in the environmentally sensitive area

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Toi Ohomai O-Week

Students region-wide will flock to campuses across the Bay from February 20th as classes return for 2017 and the annual Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology O-Week (orientation week) events kick off.

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New express bus service for Te Puke

A new weekday express bus service will start from Monday 27th February to cater for an increased demand for public transport between Te Puke and Tauranga at peak travel times.

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Try the bus

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Tauranga Hospital are holding a Try the Bus session.

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Free ANZAC park and ride

Free park and ride bus services will help ease traffic congestion at the popular Tauranga and Mount Maunganui ANZAC Day events this year.

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