Bayhopper and Cityride free bus travel Friday 27 September
On Climate action day travel by bus instead of a car.
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.
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.
Route 135 Kawerau to Whakatane will run on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 August
The Kawerau to Whakatane bus service will will no longer operate on Friday. Departure times are unchanged.
Minor changes to school bus routes 714, 720, 803a and 803b from Monday 29 July
Minor changes to school bus routes 714, 720, 803a and 803b that service St Mary's, Mount Manganui College, Papamoa College, Tauranga Intermediate, Tauranga Boys' and Girls' College from Monday 29 July.
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.
Minor bus travel disruption under new meal break rule
Bus passengers in the Western Bay of Plenty should face only minor disruptions to their travel when legislated changes to bus driver rest and meal breaks come into effect on Monday May 6.
Tauranga bus route return delayed by new legislation
Changes to bus driver rest and meal breaks under the Employment Relations Act 2000 have forced a delay in the reinstatement of some bus routes on the Tauranga Bayhopper Network.
Proposal for Tauranga bus routes to be re-instated accepted
Bay of Plenty Regional councillors have voted to accept proposed Tauranga bus route changes after listening to feedback from the community.
Travel Safe Cycle Skills Instructors attend CAN workshop about safety around buses
The group learnt about heavy vehicles blind spots using a Bayhopper bus
Maungatapu school students get dedicated bus service
On Monday 4 March a new dedicated school service started for Tauranga Boys' and Girls' College students living in Maungatapu.
Community invited to discuss proposed bus route changes
Locals are being invited by Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff and councillors to discuss proposed changes to the Tauranga bus network at community meetings in Maungatapu, Pāpāmoa and Otumoetai over the next two weeks.
Relief in sight for Tauranga Bus network with new School Service
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is exploring alternative school bus options to help make the Tauranga Urban bus service more reliable.
The new Tauranga and Western Bay Network started Monday 10 December
The new Tauranga and Western Bay Network started Monday 10 December, find out about the changes....
Coming soon - New Tauranga and Western Bay bus network
Find out about the new routes and timetables