Supporting Mobility & Freedom in Waikato

INFORMATION HUB FOR COMMUNITY TRANSPORT PROVIDERS
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The Waikato Rural Transport Forum is a collection of Waikato community transport providers and other related organisations and individuals, who come together to share information, network, and discuss issues and ideas around rural transport in the Waikato region. 

This website has been developed to provide community transport providers and agencies a central point to access information related to rural community transport in the Waikato region.


 
 

Why We Do What We Do

 
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Community Transport Providers offer transport to those in need, where no other suitable public transport option exists. This could include transport for health, education or social reasons.

The Waikato region has a growing elderly population, therefore there is increasing pressure on health and transport services.

Community Transport Providers are a lifeline for our rural population, ensuring that people are able to continue living in rural areas, and still access the services they require.
 
 

Latest News & Updates

DISABLED PEOPLE FIND PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN AUCKLAND AND WELLINGTON TOO HARD TO USE
Less than 20% of disabled people in Auckland and Wellington find it easy to access and use public transport...MORE
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRIAL FOR SOUTH WAIKATO
South Waikato trials several public transport options... MORE
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WARNING OF GREY TSUNAMI AS WAIKATO'S POPULATION AGES
Waikato's aging baby boomers are set to outnumber the young by 2026... MORE
 
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Reports & Research

WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL REGIONAL TRANSPORT PLAN
This plan sets out the intended development of the region's land transport system... MORE
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WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLAN
This plan identifies the public transport services that Waikato Regional Council will provide over the next 10 years... MORE
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THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF POOR ACCESS TO TRANSPORT IN RURAL NEW ZEALAND
This report investigates poor access to land transport in New Zealand rural communities and its social consequences... MORE

 
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Partners

 
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“Community transport is increasingly important for our diverse and changing Waikato communities”

Bridget Burdett, Senior Transportation Researcher, TDG
 
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“Volunteer drivers enable vulnerable people to continue living in rural areas”

 
Sarah Gibb, Advisor, Community Waikato