We support and advocate for a regular passenger rail service to Wellington and a better designed local bus route.
What if there was a clean technology commuter rail solution linking Palmerston North, Ōtaki and Waikanae? Early stage thinking around a new solution is underway.
Ōtaki has one bus route. There is a view in the community that it is not well designed and that this has the effect of discouraging use. A 2014 project was to identify the best route and to have that change introduced by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Ōtaki is a proposed urban growth area. And yet it is the only town on the regional rail system without rail commuter services. This must change.