The Regional Public Transport Plan provides guidance and policies that direct the investment in public transport across the Bay of Plenty. 

It encourages councils and public transport operators to work together in developing public transport services and infrastructure.

The Plan is guided by policy and strategy set within the national context by the Government Policy Statement on Transport and within the Bay of Plenty Region by the Regional Land Transport Plan. These documents provide clear direction for investment and policy setting within the public transport context across the Region.