Public transport advocates say they are happy progress is being made on capital's botched bus overhaul, but more needs to be done on the hubs system and on problem bus routes. It follows an admission by Wellington Regional Council that it got some things "terribly wrong" and will make changes. Complaints include: overcrowded buses, wrong sized buses, botched routes causing extended commutes, buses that fail to turn up, and drivers who don't know where they're going.
Public transport advocate Mike Mellor is from the group Living Streets Aotearoa. Daran Ponter is the Sustainable Transport Committee Deputy Chair.
August public meetings:
12 August - 5.00pm Newtown Community Centre (Paul Eagle MP, councillor Daran Ponter)
26 August - 3.00pm St Patrick's College, Kilbirnie (councillor Daran Ponter)
30 August - 7.30-9.30pm Karori Community Centre (Nicola Willis MP, Grant Robertson MP, councillor Daran Ponter)