Open consultations and campaigns ¶
- Save our Trains is petitioning the government and Kiwirail to commit to maintaining existing intercity passenger rail services and asking for a comprehensive national strategy for future passenger rail services built around concerns for climate action, accessibility and economic development.
For information concerning Save our Trains, visit allrailways.co.nz
To sign the petition
- Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity is currently petitioning the government for free public transport for under 25s, community service card holders, and tertiary students.
To sign the petition
- Connecting Communities 2030 Initiative is the creation of a sustainable environmentally friendly national passenger transport network connecting communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.
For information, visit Connecting Communities 2030 Initiative
Get involved ¶
Use public transport
Make submissions requesting better, environmentally friendly, public transport
Talk to your local councillors and member of parliament about the importance of great public transport
Ask them for improvements that you care about whether it is different timetables, warm dry bus shelters, single ticketing, journey planning apps or accessible buses.
Vote for local councillor/s and members of parliament who support and advocate for environmentally friendly sustainable public transport
Petition political parties for environmentally friendly sustainable public transport
Why advocate for public transport? ¶
Public transport whether it is by bus, scenic coach, passenger train and/or ferry is a sustainable environment friendly way of getting around Aotearoa New Zealand. It could be so much better and help Aotearoa New Zealand meet or exceed its climate targets. Imagine travelling hassle free on a frequent public transport services using one easy to use payment/ticketing system, easy to use travel information website and smart phone travel app.
Unfortunately, for too long politicians in councils and government have spent most transport dollars on trying to make driving easier. By putting cars first and denying us affordable and frequent transport choices, they have forced more and more people to drive allowing for carbon and other toxic emissions to escape into the atmosphere warming our planet.
It's time for politicians in councils and government to start to think about our environment and starting work towards Aotearoa New Zealand net zero emissions goals.