Calls for Waiheke ferry to be part of Auckland's public transport network

Published on 13/04/2022 at 1:46 pm.

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The Minister of Transport, Michael Wood, says he is prepared to use legislation to bring Waiheke Island’s ferry service into Auckland’s public transport network, ending its special status.

The busy commuter and visitor ferry service is run as a purely commercial operation by Fullers360, after being granted an exemption by the National Government in 2013 when it introduced the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM).

Wood’s preparedness to use legislation, if lengthy negotiation does not succeed, has come in a response to a parliamentary written question by Auckland Central MP Chloe Swarbrick.

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