Hawke’s Bay Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP)

Closed 31 August 2022

Bus services are changing in Hawke's Bay. Public consultation on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) is taking place from Monday 1 August to Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Help us shape the future of public transport. 

We want to deliver a public transport system that is safe and well-integrated with other modes of transport.

Buses are vital in our battle against climate change and to enable people to get around safely. Bus services are being designed around the needs of current and future passengers. We want to deliver a public transport system that is safe and well-integrated with other modes of transport.

Our vision for public transport

To deliver a public transport service that is safe, accessible, and supports the shift to reduce driving and emissions, while improving the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the people of Hawke’s Bay.

How do we propose to improve bus services?

  • Implementing bus routes that run the same way in both directions (rather than the current one-way loops), will be more direct and allow the service to be more frequent.
  • Creating more connections between routes, helping you get across the network without having to go into main centres.
  • Increasing frequency of bus services to provide people with a much greater choice of times and destinations, and less reliance on a timetable.
  • Extending the operating time of the bus service beyond 6pm to increase the number of activities that can be accessed by using public transport.
  • Ensuring that bus services run to time (neither early nor late) giving passengers confidence to use the network.
  • Starting a new peak express service from Central Hawke’s Bay into Hastings.
  • Identifying existing initiatives in Wairoa and supporting the establishment of Community Transport services.

Read the consultation document here


Consultation opens 1 August 2022

Consultation closes 31 August 2022

Hearings 9 September 2022

Deliberations 16 September 2022

Submissions closed on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

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