So you may have heard that the Otago regional council (ORC) was thinking of raising our bus fares to above 2 dollars earlier this year. Generation Zero Otepoti was not impressed with this and we ran a successful campaign in order to stop the increase in fares.
However, we think this can go further. With your help, we believe we can get a reduction of fares down to a flat $1 fare. We believe that this would be an extremely productive move for the ORC that will not only benefit us as a community but also keep up with their environmental goals. There are three main aims we hope to achieve with this campaign.
- Cheaper fares which mean more people will use buses and public transport.
- The development of a better connected and more equitable bus network.
- There will be reduced traffic, resulting in safer roads and more pedestrianization.
We believe that a $1 bus fare would enable buses to be more accessible for students, especially if there is the implementation of a Bee Card into the Otago University/Polytechnic Student ID cards.
If you support this campaign it would be amazing if you filled out our submission form. This will be a great way to show the ORC support towards implementing a $1 bus fare.