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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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Bayhopper and Cityride free bus travel Friday 27 September

On Climate action day travel by bus instead of a car.

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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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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.

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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.

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Omokoroa Bus Service Feedback wanted

We are asking for your feedback on how the Omokoroa bus service network can be be improved.

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New routes and changes from 8 July

Bay of Plenty Regional Council will start two new bus services on Monday July 8. Changes have also been made to Route 70 via Ngatai Road

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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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Route 41 Maungatapu started

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has rolled out bus route 41 from Maungatapu to the CBD Monday 24 June.

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Timetable changes to Katikati bus service

Good news for Katikati bus users with the Katikati Express now leaving the town earlier during the week.

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Waihī Beach “Town Connector” given green light

The Waihī Beach “bus trial” has been declared a success by Bay of Plenty Regional Council with funding for the Town Connector service confirmed for the next three years.

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Dates announced for reinstated bus routes

Dates announced for reinstated bus routes

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Transit grows its’ presence in New Zealand

Transit have recently announced a nationwide launch of their App.

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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.

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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.

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SuperGold bus operating hours under review

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reviewing its SuperGold Card bus operating hours following requests from the community to extend them.

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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.

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Travel Safe Cycle Skills Instructors attend CAN workshop about safety around buses

The group learnt about heavy vehicles blind spots using a Bayhopper bus

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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.

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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.

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Route 40 bus free for Welcome Bay students

Bay of Plenty Regional Council would like to advise that Welcome Bay school students using the urban route 40 bus both into and out of the CBD will be able to travel free from Monday February 25.

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Additional school buses for start of school week

From Monday 18 February four additional school buses contracted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council will run to provide extra capacity for some Tauranga students.

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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.

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Bus service timetable changes on Baybus website

Bus passengers using the Tauranga/Western Bay network can now find if there are disruptions to their bus trip

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Public feedback results in bus network changes

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has apologised for the challenges that have been experienced recently by those using Tauranga’s new bus network and today announced changes to the network as a result. Read more ...

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Driver shortages are impacting bus services

A shortage of drivers is impacting services on the new Tauranga Western Bay of Plenty bus network...

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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....

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Coming soon - New Tauranga and Western Bay bus network

Find out about the new routes and timetables

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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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