Waikato Regional Council is responsible for the planning, management and provision of public transport in the region.
The Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) 2018-2028 sets out the priorities and needs of public transport services and infrastructure to be delivered in the Waikato in the next 10 years, and was prepared in partnership with territorial authorities and key stakeholders from a wide range of sectors.
This plan provides a means for councils, transport operators and stakeholders to work together to develop and improve our public transport services and infrastructure in the region, while also enabling public input into the design and operation of the public transport network.
Our vision for the Waikato region is to build a public transport system that enhances the vitality of our communities, strengthens our economy and helps create a healthier environment.
The objectives of the plan are to:
• deliver a layered network of public transport services that meets a diverse range of travel needs
• transition to a mass transit oriented network over time
• provide the infrastructure necessary for an accessible, effective and efficient public transport network
• provide high quality and intuitive public information
• provide a fares and ticketing system that is easy to use and affordable for passengers
• provide public transport services that are affordable for passengers and funders
• develop and maintain partnerships that obtain best value for money in the delivery of transport solutions.
The Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2028 was adopted by the council on 12 December 2018. You can read it, below.