FIFA World Cup deal, driver recruitment to be discussed by Greater Wellington

  • Published Date 01 May 2023
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Regional councillors will hear from Metlink on a new initiative for the FIFA Women’s World Cup at a Transport Committee meeting on Thursday 4 May.

Metlink announced in March that rugby fans would be able to use their game tickets to catch public transport to and from Hurricanes home games this season. Now Metlink has worked with WellingtonNZ on an arrangement for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be reported at the upcoming Committee meeting.

Councillors will also hear a report on progress being made to tackle public transport workforce shortages.

A national shortage in bus drivers has left Metlink about 120 drivers short of the 675 needed to run the full timetable. Operators have been making strong recruitment efforts both locally and overseas, and in March a wage increase for bus drivers was approved by Greater Wellington.

NZ Bus, who operate a fleet of over 146 buses in Wellington, will also give an operator update.

Media are welcome to attend the Transport Committee meeting online or in person.

9:30 AM Thursday 4 May

Greater Wellington Council Chamber, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro

For more information, see the Transport Committee order paper:

Updated May 16, 2023 at 4:30 PM

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