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Free joint regional bus service announced for tertiary students

The service is a joint venture between the University of Waikato, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, along with a grant from the New Zealand Transport Association (NZTA).

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Going to the Sevens this weekend?

Travel for free with Bayhopper to the match when you show your ticket.

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Omokoroa bus services - update on new route and timetable

Public feedback following consultation has resulted in changes to the bus route and timetable in Ōmokoroa.

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Electric buses hit streets of Tauranga

State of the art electric buses have hit the streets of Tauranga.

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Roadworks on Domain Road will impact some school bus routes

The afternoon trips only will be affected by the closure of the southbound lane on Domain Road

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New Mamaku bus service

Mamaku residents are to get a bus service to Rotorua

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Minor changes to some Tauranga timetables and routes Monday 14 October

A handful of changes are being made to the Tauranga Bayhopper network following feedback from the public.

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More people are catching the Bayhopper

Since February this year there has been as steady increase in the number of people using the Bayhopper bus services in Tauranga.

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Growth in bus bike rack use as World Car Free Day looms

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is celebrating World Car Free Day on Sunday September 22 by providing free bus travel around the region and recent figures show that some bus users are ditching their cars altogether.

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SuperGold card free travel extended from August 19

Eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from 9am on weekdays, and all day on weekends.

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BOPRC to trial regional bus services

Travel options for those needing to get to work and study across the region are a step closer to improving next year, with Bay of Plenty Regional Council agreeing to trial new regional services for one year in 2020.

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Fare-free school bus trial given green light by Regional Council

A one-year trial in 2020 of fare-free bus transport for Tauranga school students has been adopted as part of Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Annual Plan 2019/20.

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Next Bus Widget on Tauranga Urban page

What is the new ‘next bus’ widget on the Tauranga Urban page? What does it do?

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