In July a petition calling for an upcoming free school bus trial to include all children, at all times, and the wider Bay of Plenty, was launched by transport advocacy group Greater Tauranga. The petition attracted more than 1000 signatures and the interest of 23 business organisations. This week, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council considered what they would do with the petition, prompting concern from those who started it as to when it would actually take effect. Reporter Kiri Gillespie investigates.

A petition aimed at extending a 2020 bus trial throughout the wider Bay of Plenty is unlikely to

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