Regional Public Transport Plan 2021-31

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Have your say on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan

A well-used public transport system is fundamental to the success of Otago. It is therefore critical that we have a plan to identify public transport needs and opportunities, and set out means to deliver those.

Otago Regional Council (ORC), together with its partner agencies and stakeholders, has prepared this Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) draft to set out the objectives and policies for delivering public transport in Otago over the next 10 years, 2021 to 2031. It is a strategic document that will direct ORC’s focus and investment over the coming decade and provide clear direction on how to respond to future challenges and opportunities.

This RPTP also describes the proposed public transport services that will meet the needs of new and existing customers and the policies which those services will operate under.

Our draft vision for inclusive, accessible, innovative public transport that connects Otago and contributes positively to our community, environment, and economy will guide these efforts.


This draft RPTP replaces the Otago RPTP (2014-21).


The draft of this 10-year Regional Public Transport plan is open for consultation for three weeks
from Monday 3 May, 2021 from 12pm until Monday 24 May, 2021, 12pm.

Have your say on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan

A well-used public transport system is fundamental to the success of Otago. It is therefore critical that we have a plan to identify public transport needs and opportunities, and set out means to deliver those.

Otago Regional Council (ORC), together with its partner agencies and stakeholders, has prepared this Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) draft to set out the objectives and policies for delivering public transport in Otago over the next 10 years, 2021 to 2031. It is a strategic document that will direct ORC’s focus and investment over the coming decade and provide clear direction on how to respond to future challenges and opportunities.

This RPTP also describes the proposed public transport services that will meet the needs of new and existing customers and the policies which those services will operate under.

Our draft vision for inclusive, accessible, innovative public transport that connects Otago and contributes positively to our community, environment, and economy will guide these efforts.


This draft RPTP replaces the Otago RPTP (2014-21).


The draft of this 10-year Regional Public Transport plan is open for consultation for three weeks
from Monday 3 May, 2021 from 12pm until Monday 24 May, 2021, 12pm.

  • The draft Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) includes our vision for public transport in Otago and the five objectives that will guide implementation of this Plan. These objectives will help achieve the vision, whilst reflecting the issues which have been identified through consultation, and wider national, regional, and local policy context. 

    The objectives form the basis of the policies, which are described in the last part of the plan. We want to know what you think about non-carbon fuelled vehicles, trialling new routes (requests of trial units and routes that could be incorporated into the plan), our fares policy and approach to concessions. 

    If you have read the summary and/or the plan and would like to make a submission on the plan, please indicate this below. 

    This is a formal consultation. All submissions are made available for public inspection.

    Note that names and feedback are included on papers available to the public and media. They can also be made public as part of Council's decision-making process (we will not make your phone or e-mail details public). 


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