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Posts Tagged ‘ public transport ’

Alcohol ads thrown off the bus in Auckland

Oct 9th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News



Wellington bus crisis windfall for local cabbies

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Passengers who are frustrated with late or crowded buses are hailing taxis.



Mass transit network could be in Wellington’s future

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, Radio News

A discussion on climate change emphasises the need for better public transport . BRONTE WILSON reports.



Bus and train improvement ideas from capital commuters

Apr 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Snapper on all services, bike carriers, lower prices for students, and more bus-only lanes are wanted



Rail funding call should not forget road needs, says wary AA

Dec 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Motorists don’t want rail investment “crowding out” roading projects, the Automobile Association says.

Reacting to a report calling for more rail investment, the AA warns against rail at the expense of road funding. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.



Students win battle over bus fares

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

  Students are celebrating the success of their lobbying efforts, following a massive drop in public transport fares yesterday. The Greater Wellington Regional Council voted 12 to one to drop fares for students and disabled people. The move comes after the Victoria University Students Association gathered nearly 2000 submissions to take to the council on […]



LISTEN: Mixed feelings saying goodbye to trolley buses

Oct 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

The last trolley bus will roll through the streets of Wellington today, despite last minute attempts to save the Wellington icons.



Best traffic bang-for-buck: sharing a taxi with Helene Ritchie

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

As traffic is picked to increase in Wellington, what would Wellington mayoral candidates do?



Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.



Student-friendly candidate needed, says discount campaigner

Sep 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares



Professionals mobilise to fight rapid bus plan for Wellington

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Fair, Intelligent Transport wants to to educate the public on issues and solutions.



Wellingtonians are not totally convinced about Greens transport spend

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The Greens Party has announced a half-billion-dollar public transport spend for Wellington if it gets into power. Most locals think the ideas have merit, but decisionmakers expect more communication, and trolley buses are not popular. SARAH WILSON reports.



What could the future hold for Wellington’s public transport?

May 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News

WATCH: The future options for how much you pay and the type of bus you catch in Wellington under review



Local and regional issues on the mind of new councillor

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Northern Ward’s Malcolm Sparrow believes amalgamation will help address issues such as jobs.



Wade-Brown lays out vision for her second term as capital’s mayor

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Local body elections, Most Popular

CELIA WADE-BROWN pulled dead heads out of flower pots while awaiting the mayoral election results, but she had no need for nerves thanks to a majority of more than 2500.

JULIE TAYLOR reports on her winning words.



Featherstonians ask candidates for public transport improvements

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Water fluoridation and the waste water plans also raised in build-up to local body elections.



Young people campaign for fairer bus, train fares

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Young Labour Hutt Valley held a forum for people to have their say on public transport fares.



New fare zones to hit cash payers in Hutt

Jul 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Regional council proposes change to Metlink train fares.



Poll suggests Jaywalkers the issue, not buses

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Close call in same spot one day after bus runs over pedestrian.



Moving peak buses to waterfront won’t work

Mar 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington City Council sees alternate route as final resort only.



Peak time Wellington bus service lags behind trains

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Commuters sick of public transport delays in rush hours.



Likes unlikely to budge council on buses

Nov 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Councillor defends region’s full fares for students.



Green light for extension of Wellington’s bus lanes

Sep 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Councillor Andy Foster says move will reduce travel times.



Faster bus trips through city’s centre

Sep 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Few objections to city council extending bus lanes.



Multi-million dollar sports centre ready to open

Aug 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Public gets first look inside new centre this Saturday.



Bus accident troubles Manners cafe owner

Nov 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

VIDEO: Pedestrian injured in much-criticised lane.



Cup advice – pack your comfy shoes

Aug 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

RWC organisers want people to walk to matches.



Cost of train delays piles up on city businesses

Aug 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Commuters late on job just part of working week in capital.



Transport will still be the greatest issue for regional council

Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Coming improvements include real-time information, electronic ticketing, and improved public transport network frequency and coverage, reports JOSIE GLASSON.



Mind your Manners: The upheaval begins

Jun 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Disgruntlement plagues work on popular central Wellington mall.



Protesters seek new route to delay fare increases

Jun 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Passengers will pay more but campaigners not giving up.



Commuters bemoan October’s higher fares

Jun 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Cost increases likely to deter people from taking the bus



Capital’s East by West Ferries hits Snapper snag

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

It’s not plain sailing adapting the travel card system



Capital’s people are much more beautiful than its buildings

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

WELLINGTONIANS are more beautiful than their architecture, says a Chilean photographer taking pictures of people on the capital’s buses. CARL SUURMOND took pictures of him.



Cabbies compete strongly for green custom

May 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Green branding is not all there is to low-carbon cabbing.



Council moves on Courtenay traffic snarl

Mar 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Days of pedestrians ruling Wellington’s “golden mile” may be over.



Labour’s Robertson rarin’ to go in Wellington Central

Nov 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

WHILE Labour has been resolutely ousted from government, Wellington Central’s new MP is not short on plans for his electorate, reports ALEXANDRA JOHNSON.