Effective public transport contributes to all our environmental, social, and economic goals. It is a lifeline that connects people to work, school, recreation, and to their friends and family.
In August 2022 Cabinet agreed to replace the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM), the regulatory environment that governs how public transport in Aotearoa New Zealand is procured and delivered, with the Sustainable Public Transport Framework (SPTF). The SPTF has the following objectives:
The SPTF reforms will be implemented through a combination of amendments to the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and through the development of operational policy, which will be progressed over the course of 2023.
Following the reforms, the SPTF will be implemented through future service planning and delivery.
Waka Kotahi is currently engaging with the industry on proposed operational policy across each of the reform areas that will give effect to the SPTF objectives and accompanying legislation changes.
Establishing the SPTF will result in the following key reforms:
Documents for consultation will appear here when available. See the previous documents for consultation section below for past consultation materials.
Waka Kotahi is seeking feedback on a sustainable public transport workforce discussion document developed by the Sustainable Public Transport Framework Working Group. Feedback closes at 5pm on 3 November 2023.
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Waka Kotahi sought feedback on proposed operational policy and guidelines developed by the Sustainable Public Transport Framework exempt and on-demand services working group. Feedback closed at 5pm on 17 July 2023.
Waka Kotahi sought feedback on an on-demand public transport discussion document developed by the Sustainable Public Transport Framework Working Group. Feedback closed at 5pm on 10 August 2023.
In 2021, the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) was reviewed, with a focus on:
In August 2022, Cabinet agreed to replace PTOM with the Sustainable Public Transport Framework (SPTF).
In September 2023, the SPTF was incorporated into the Land Transport Amendment Act 2003 with the passing of the Land Transport Management (Regulation of Public Transport) Amendment Bill (the Bill).