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A review of the SuperGold Card public transport scheme’s sustainability has identified ways to ensure value for money, while maintaining the entitlements of more than 662,000 cardholders to free off-peak public transport services.

The Government has decided to:

  • Lift the moratorium on new services entering the scheme from 1 September 2015, and apply criteria for new services
  • Cap Crown funding for the scheme at $28.129 million per year for the next five years, with annual Consumer Price Index adjustments to account for inflation
  • Replace individual fare reimbursements for councils with bulk funding
  • Cap Crown funding for exempt services at their current levels, with annual Consumer Price Index adjustments to account for inflation
  • Allow tendering on the Waiheke Island route where there is competition
  • Require SuperGold cardholders to purchase smartcards, such as the AT HOP card, as smartcard ticketing systems become available.

Read more about the SuperGold public transport scheme and the changes.

Read Minister Foss’ media release(external link).

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