The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has recently opened the consultation period on its Long Term Plan for 2021-2031. One of the critical proposals for seeking feedback is the Tauranga schools free fares trial, which will end in December 2021.
For each proposal included within the Consultation Document, the regional council is required to signal its preferred option. Its preferred choice on this topic is ‘No free fares for school children.
Our Aquinas College parent body and PTA were instrumental in implementing this trial, and we would appreciate you having your say as part of this new consultation. We have a large number of students who bus to school and are supportive of continued free buses.
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