Valid from: 22/05/2019 9:00am

Greater Wellington Regional Council has welcomed the decision by the Minster of Transport, Phil Twyford, to review the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM).

Greater Wellington Chair Cr Chris Laidlaw says it’s time to move past the restrictions imposed by PTOM, which essentially focuses on value for money in delivering public transport services.

“We need more balance in our approach, and that’s what we will be seeking from the review. We have to take into account the interests of customers, transport operators and employees, and ratepayers to arrive at a position that meets all their interests.

“There is a welcome willingness among all with an interest in providing public transport to find a better way. This is being shown in our collective approach to the Introduction of the recent rest and meal break legislation, and we can do the same with the broader issue of designing a better regime for contracting for public transport services.

“Greater Wellington would be very happy to contribute to the review,” says Cr Laidlaw.

Posted on 22 May 2019