Today's choice. Tomorrow's journey?

Every three years, Canterbury residents have an opportunity to influence the future direction of the public transport services offered in our region.

The Regional Public Transport Plan sets out the plans for the public transport system and outlines how it will be funded and operated.

Five priorities

1. Improve our environment

How: Increase the number of people using public transport and reduce the carbon footprint of public transport by shifting to zero emission vehicles where practical.

2. Accessibility

How: Cater for the movement patterns and desires of the community. With a higher proportion of retirees in Timaru compared to Christchurch, accessibility and coverage are priorities.

3. Innovation

How: Trial and introduce new transport and technology initiatives with lower environmental impacts, improved service and greater safety.

4. Safety

How: Public transport is the safest mode of transport, with fewer deaths and injuries than travel by car, walking or cycling. By continuing to provide good service levels, personal security is also improved, and people are able to get out and about more frequently.

5. Affordability

How: Provide cost effective services and infrastructure at a financially sustainable rate the community and funding agencies can afford.

Consultation has concluded

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