Free bus fares coming for Bay of Plenty

May 4, 2021

Bus fares will be free for disabled people in the Bay of Plenty by July.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council decision follows a move by the Waikato Regional Council, which made fares free for people with disabilities in 2019. The service was extended to carers at the end of 2020.

In the Bay of Plenty, people with permanent mobility impairments will be eligible for free fares on all regional-council-contracted urban and inter-regional bus services.

Those with permanent mobility impairments include anyone who cannot drive a private vehicle and members of the council’s Total Mobility scheme.

Caption: The Bay of Plenty is following Waikato in offering free bus travel for disabled people.