M ove to in­te­grate d trans­por t

Central Leader - - Letters -

Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties are to have more con­trol of pri­vately- run pub­lic trans­port ser­vices.

The Pub­lic Trans­port Man­age­ment Bill, passed un­der ur­gency in Par­lia­ment last week, has been wel­comed by Auck­land Re­gional Coun­cil chair­man Michael Lee.

He says the changes give Auck­land the abil­ity to de­sign a fully-in­te­grated pub­lic trans­port sys­tem.

“In other words, buses will work in con­junc­tion with rail ser­vices, rather than com­pet­ing with them.”

The law will give re­gional coun­cils the abil­ity to im­pose stan­dards and con­trols on com­mer­cial pub­lic trans­port ser­vices.

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