Lets Connect Communities Workshop 17 June 2024

Published on 8/06/2024 at 8:00 am.

Public Transport Forum New Zealand is hosting its second Lets Connect Communities Workshop on Monday 17 June 2024 with the theme being 'New Zealand's unified national public transport system' based on the Forum's 'New Zealand Unified Public Transport initiative.

The initiative was developed with the help of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and incorporates the following components:

a. Its time for a national public transport network

b´╗┐.┬áTime for a new regional passenger rail network

Aotearoa New Zealand has a lot of trains, buses, ferries and more, yet it's not easy to get around the country by public transport, so how can we make it work better for people?

With passing of the Land Transport Management (Regulation of Public Transport) Amendment Bill, the planned introduction of the nationwide 'tap and travel' payment/ticketing system from 2024, allows for the creation of an unified national passenger transport network, linking the country's 16 regions with frequent regional and inter-regional travel connectivity and flexibility, with less fossil fuel emissions, allowing for population growth and spread across the regions, as Aotearoa New Zealand population increases to 6 million by 2030.

The Workshop is open to individuals who have an interest in passenger/public transport issues, urban and transport planners, advocacy groups, transport operators, city, district and regional Councillors and government agencies.

The workshop will be a mixture of presentations and interactive discussions.

Come along, find out and help define the future of public and passenger transport in Aotearoa New Zealand by making the country into one national urban metro system.

Lets Connect Communities Workshop 2024 will be held on the Monday 17 June 2024, with arrival refreshments from 8.00am, with the Workshop starting 8.30am finishing 5.00pm at the -

Rydges Wellington
7´╗┐5 Featherston Street
Wellington

T´╗┐he Workshop attendance fees are:

-´╗┐ Organisations, corporate and waged individuals - NZ$160.00 (Inc GST) person

Two or more attending from the same organisation - NZ$130,00 (Inc GST) per person

-´╗┐ For unwaged, students, beneficiaries, etc - Donation

Attendance fee includes arrival refreshment, morning tea, working lunch, afternoon tea and post Workshop drinks.

O´╗┐nline Workshop registration

Special Workshop accommodation rates is available at Rydges Wellington Hotel which can be booked using a Workshop booking link (to be advised) on a 'Guest to Pay on check out' basis guarantee by a Visa/Mastercard credit/debit card or Amex credit card.

Room rates at Rydges Wellington -

a. Single rate - $259.00 per room/per night inclusive of buffet breakfast and GST

b, Twin/Double rate - $289.00 per room/per night inclusive of buffet breakfast and GST

Accommodation reservation can be made directly with the hotel by:

-´╗┐ Phone +64 4 499 8686

-´╗┐ Online reservations

Terms of payment for accommodation will be on a 'Guest to Pay on check out' basis guarantee by a Visa/Mastercard credit/debit card or Amex credit card.

Affordable accommodation close to Rydges Wellington is available at Hotel Waterloo and Backpackers, which is 7-10 minutes walk to Rydges Wellington and located opposite Wellington railway Station.

F´╗┐or online bunk/room availability and rates for the Hotel Waterloo and Backpackers

T´╗┐he Lets Connect Communities Workshop 2024 is supported by The Future is Rail.

If you any questions or need assistance regarding the workshop, please contact the Workshop convener: workshop@publictransportforum.nz

For further background information concerning the Lets Connect Communities Workshop 2024:

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