More using public transport
More and more people are ditching the car for a bus or train.
January saw a jump of 3.3 per cent in the number of trips made using public transport.
Train trips were up 7.6 per cent in January compared to the same month last year and patronage of bus services other than the Northern Express was up by almost to 588,574 but the bus is still the preferred option for many.
The number of bus trips jumped from 3,240,421 to 3,556,897 over the same period.
On an average weekday some 236,000 trips are taken on public transport in the region and Aucklanders are now travelling on more than 200,000 AT HOP cards.