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It is no surprise that bus usage has declined (News, August 12).
The slow route through town and the mall has added to the time spent on the bus.
The buses should revert to the old route, circling the city with stops in Amohau, Fenton, Arawa and Pukuatua Streets plus have time to add some route extension in the suburbs.
This change would also help restore the city centre by giving better access.
In off-peak periods the buses could run half-hourly.
These changes and parking problems may encourage better patronage.
The current generation of young parents are raising their children in cheap motel units instead of homes, while the weekly bill goes to the taxpayer.
This is because houses, in my view, are tradable commodities that belong exclusively to speculators and the elderly.
Today's kids grow up knowing only temporary shelter, never having lived in their own house. The reason is that the Government isn't doing its job, which is to govern. (Abridged)
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