Help us drive change

This week Bay of Plenty Regional Council launched their stakeholder and public engagement on the proposed changes to improve Tauranga’s public transport – the Bayhopper and Schoolhopper services. 

“This is your chance to have a say on where our buses go,” says Bay of Plenty Regional Council public transport committee chair Lyall Thurston. 

We want to know where people would like our buses to go, how often and when they need to travel, as well as what kinds of features they'd like to see - free Wi-Fi, lower emissions, bike racks? 

This is all about building a stronger and flexible public transport service to encourage more Western Bay of Plenty residents out of our private cars and onto the bus. 

All this is part of the Drive Change vision. 

Visit to have your say on the things that are important to you, because they are important to us.  Community events will also be held on 22, 23 and 30 May.  

Feedback closes on June 6 at 5pm, so make sure you tell us what you think, it will help our Public Transport Committee determine what changes the council needs to make to our current service.