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Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Transport Team makes it easier and safer for you to use alternative modes of transport - whether it's catching a bus, biking, or walking.

We report to the following committees - the Regional Transport Committee, and the Total Mobility Management Subcommittee.

How does Bay of Plenty Regional Council help me with transport?

Bay of Plenty Regional Council works to:

  • Plan, provide and promote public transport (incl bus and ferry) services across the region
  • Fund the BayBus network and 0800 4BAYBUS (422 928)
  • Register or withdraw commercial public transport services (bus, ferry and taxi services)
  • Provide help and advice on transport matters
  • Work with a range of agencies to promote walking and cycling
  • Administer the Regional Land Transport Committee
  • Oversee the Regional Land Transport Programme
  • Administer the Total Mobility Scheme
  • Coordinate and fund road safety across the region
  • Belongs to a national ridesharing initiative a website which helps you find others to share a car with in regular trips in the Bay of Plenty
  • Promote local, national and international sustainable transport events like Bikewise BOP
  • Provide public transport for special events across the region
  • Fund stock truck effluent disposal stations
  • Be actively involved in other sustainable transport initiatives like transport demand management (TDM) and staff/workplace travel plans

What can the Transport Team help me with?

The Transport Team are happy to talk to you about your choice of transport. Get in touch with us for:

  • Comments and suggestions about public transport
  • How your home, business or school can use more sustainable modes of transport more often
  • How you can make use of the total mobility scheme

To contact the team call 0800 884 880 and ask for 'transport'.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is an approved organisation, which means we can apply for funding through the New Zealand Transport Agency to fund road safety, public transport services, Total Mobility and a range of other transport services. We can't receive funding for infrastructure. Visit the New Zealand Transport Agency website to find a comprehensive range of transport information and resources.

Which regional documents do the Transport Team work with?

What legislation and national documents direct the transport team?

The Transport Team undertakes land transport planning responsibilities and statutory obligations under the following legislation. This legislation can be found online at

  • Transit New Zealand Act 1989
  • Transport Services Licensing Act 1989
  • Land Transport Act 1998
  • Land Transport Management Act
  • New Zealand Transport Strategy
  • Getting there - by foot, by cycle
  • Sea Change
  • Safer Journeys

Transport monitoring data

Each year data is collected to monitor the progress that is being made in implenting the Regional Land Transport Strategy.

See the results of the 2012/13 data on our Transport monitoring page >>.