'Not our first rodeo'. Capital's bus users want change not consultation

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 12 July 2019
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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Some commuters in Wellington are questioning the need for more consultation about failures within the bus network, saying if the regional council doesn't know what the problems are by now there must be something seriously wrong. From today an online forum set-up by the Regional Council and Metlink is going live which will be accompanied by public meetings and city-wide drop-in sessions.

It's a year this month since new bus companies took over with new timetables and new routes in Wellington and with that has come driver shortages, delays, cancellations, full buses, inaccurate timetable information and route complaints. Kathryn Ryan assesses the situation with Greg Pollock, Metlink's General manager of Public Transport and Wellington City Councillor in the Eastern Suburbs Sarah Free.