Feedback wanted for Auckland buses

Residents will be able to have their say on changes to bus services proposed by Auckland Transport

Feedback wanted for Auckland buses

Residents have four weeks to give feedback on the changes to bus services proposed by Auckland Transport (AT) for Pukekohe and Waiuku.

The public transport proposals for Pukekohe include replacing the current Pukekohe loop bus with three new circular bus services.

These would run every 30 minutes throughout the day and connect with trains at Pukekohe Station. 

Franklin Local Board Chairman Andy Baker says improved bus services connecting to trains are something people in Waiuku and Pukekohe have been demanding for a long time.

"This is the opportunity for those who want to see better public transport to have their say on what the best services will be," he says. 

To help get the message out to the community AT has revamped a Mercedes 305 bus into a mobile roadshow.         

The AmBUSador will be at information events in the area in October. 

AT New Network Manager Anthony Cross says having the AmBUSador gives AT more flexibility. 

"We can drive to where our customers are, park it and invite people on board to look at maps and displays and chat with staff," he says.

"On sunny days, we can put up the awnings and a few chairs.  It will be quite a pleasant way to interact with our customers."

Feedback on the Pukekohe, Waiuku New Network is open until October 17.  

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