Bus fu­ture un­cer­tain

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

The fu­ture of Porirua East’s com­mu­nity bus ser­vice hangs in the bal­ance after a free trial of the ser­vice in July. The on-call bus, which de­liv­ers Wai­tan­girua, Can­nons Creek and Ranui res­i­dents to the train sta­tion, the city cen­tre and Kenepuru Hos­pi­tal, will be canned after Oc­to­ber 15 un­less an av­er­age four pas­sen­gers use it per trip. Be­fore the free trial, an av­er­age of two pas­sen­gers used the bus per trip. Two pas­sen­gers used the ser­vice per trip in the first week of the free trial, ris­ing to five pas­sen­gers per trip in the sec­ond week. The ser­vice is al­ways free for Su­per­Gold card hold­ers, and costs be­tween $3 and $4.50 for other pas­sen­gers. Ranui res­i­dents will suf­fer most from a po­ten­tial ser­vice can­cel­la­tion – the 220 bus through Porirua East misses Ranui on its route.

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