Te Mahere Waka Whenua Tūmatanui ā rohe o Te Tairāwhiti

Regional Public Transport Plan

Te Tairāwhiti Regional Public Transport Plan 2021 - 2031

Our vision is to provide efficient, accessible and financially sustainable public transport services that support the needs and wellbeing of our communities as part of a safe, sustainable and resilient transport network in Te Tairāwhiti.

Gisborne District Council provides the public transport services to the Gisborne urban area.

This includes the urban bus service known as GizzyBus, Waka Kura (school buses) and the Total Mobility Scheme for people with disabilities.

These services are provided under contract with funding from 3 sources: passenger ticket sales, Council rates and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi).

This plan provides Council with the strategic framework for making decisions around public transport services.

Its preparation is a requirement under the Land Transport Management Act 2003 (LTMA).

The Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 requires regional councils to produce Regional Public Transport Plans with a 10 year horizon, to be reviewed every 3 years and aligned with the Regional Land Transport Plan. A Regional Public Transport Plan may also be reviewed at any stage to respond to changes in strategic or funding conditions.