Time’s up for say on transport future

Horizons says most submissions are from urban centres





Whanganui Happenings

Time is running out for communities to have their say on the future of public transport in the Horizons region. Horizons Regional Council’s draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2022-32, which sets the framework for how Horizons plans and delivers public transport and infrastructure in the region over the next 10 years, closes for submissions tomorrow. Regional passenger transport committee chairman Sam Ferguson says so far, most submissions have come from urban centres like Palmerston North and Whanganui. Cr Ferguson says this is the best time to influence the future of public transport for the region. “This plan sets aspirations for 10 years including ambitious targets to increase patronage and reduce emissions and traffic congestion. If people agree with these, or think there’s anything missing, then we need to hear it now so that it can be considered for the final plan.” Submissions can be made at haveyoursay.horizons.govt.nz, at Horizons offices or service centres, or calling freephone 0508 800 800. Once submissions have been received, submitters will have the opportunity to speak at the hearings, which are due to be held on June 9 and 10.