Mini buses would be more appropriate

I have just received my invoice for Regional Rates and find that $250.83 of the full amount of $631.57 is for the Tauranga City public transport system. I wonder for how much longer the ratepayers will be prepared to subsidise a system that often sees empty or near-empty large buses circulating around the Tauranga suburbs when a mini bus would be more appropriate.
Mini buses would be safer for other road users as well, as the big buses swing over the centre line as they negotiate tight corners.
Alan Dickson, Maungatapu.
**The Sun offered a right of reply to Bay of Plenty Regional Council, which declined the offer.

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