Response to LGOIMA request 2023-005 8 February 2023

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Response to LGOIMA request 2023-005 8 February 2023 preview
  • Published Date Mon 13 Feb 2023
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Request for information:

"1. Notes, minutes and other documentation from Metlink and GWRC providing documentation for the basis for this conclusion, including details of anticipated loading requirements for the reduced schedule, alternatives considered, bus capacity calculations and any other information relating to service provision

2. Documentation as to the reduced service provision and the availability of driver resources that enabled demonstration that this would provide "customers certainty" and help operators "meet demand"

3. Documentation on calculations indicating the net anticipated reduction in unplanned cancellations

4. Documentation on how the reduced service levels during the week is being applied to contracts undertaken with bus operators NZ Bus & Tranzurban compared to contracts undertaken by the council. This includes the extent of reductions to be made over the period in payments from the parties for the services provided. 

5. Considerations made and signed off on towards the impact on passengers and drivers for the increased crowding on buses, the lack of requirement for masking and the potential spread of Covid-19 and other air-born diseases

6. Comparison of bus patronage in January as anticipated as compared to patronage in January 2022, 2019 (prior to Covid) and any earlier years, especially prior to the ill-fated changes in schedules and services brought in. 

7. Information documenting the number of cancelled bus schedules for the 81 and 83 bus scheduled for the past 12 months

8. Any other information relevant to my situation."

Please contact democratic.services@gw.govt.nz if you would like to be sent a copy of the attachments.

Updated February 13, 2023 at 3:37 PM