Rotorua bus users are being asked to have their say on how the Cityride bus service could be improved through a survey released this week by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

The Rotorua Bus survey focuses on finding out what improvements the Regional
Council in collaboration with transport partners Rotorua Lakes Council and NZ
Transport Agency can make to improve the reliability of the service, said Regional
Public Transport Sub-­committee chairman, Lyall Thurston.

"We know there have been some concerns which have been expressed by some
users and bus drivers around the reliability and frequency of the service. This survey
will help us to pinpoint what these concerns are and how they can be resolved."

Mr Thurston said the regional council would also work with interests groups including
elderly and disabled bus users to look at how to make the current service a better
transport method for the wider community and visitors.


The survey closes on Thursday 24 March at 5pm, completed surveys go into a draw
to win a mini IPad.

The survey can be completed online at and for those who do not
have online access, the survey will be available on Cityride buses.