Free bus ser­vice on trial

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Porirua East’s com­mu­nity bus ser­vice will run for free for two weeks to en­cour­age reg­u­lar users.

From yes­ter­day, July 18, to Fri­day, July 29, the nor­mal $ 3 to $ 4.50 fare will be waived by Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil.

‘‘We want to give peo­ple an op­por­tu­nity to try the ser­vice and we’re keen to know if they’d con­tinue to use it af­ter the free trail ends,’’ coun­cil spokesper­son Philippa La­gan says.

The bus is usu­ally free only to Su­perGold Card hold­ers.

Kapi-Mana News re­ported last week that the bus, which was in­tro­duced in Fe­bru­ary, would be can­celled un­less it could at­tract an av­er­age four pas­sen­gers per ride by Oc­to­ber 15.

The bus op­er­ates like an air­port shut­tle, pick­ing up and drop­ping off pas­sen­gers from their homes.

It runs six times a day be­tween Wai­tan­girua and Kenepuru Hos­pi­tal. To book a seat phone 910-5179.

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