Request for the Wellington Electric Bus Business Case

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

Currently waiting for a response from Wellington Regional Council, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details and exceptions).

From: Tony Randle

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

I note the announcement that the GWRC has announced contracts with Tranzurban ad NZ Bus for 98 new electric buses (https://www.metlink.org.nz/news/metlink-...).

I am interested in understanding the detailed costs and benefits of this agreement with bus operators.

1) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of the business case(s) that support the increase in the electric bus fleet to support Wellington bus services ?

2) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of reports and/or presentations to council meetings that support the increase in the electric bus fleet to support Wellington bus services along with the meeting agenda and minutes ?

3) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of reports and/or presentations to council workshops that support the increase in the electric bus fleet to support Wellington bus services along with the workshop agenda and minutes ?

4) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of detailed benefit calculations used to support the increase in the electric bus fleet to support Wellington bus services ?

5) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of detailed cost calculations used to support the increase in the electric bus fleet to support Wellington bus services ?

6) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of any reports and/or presentations that outlined the increased contract costs of Tranzurban and NZ Bus acquiring 98 new electric buses compared to using diesel buses and from where these increased costs will be funded ?

7) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of any reports and/or presentations where the decision to increase the Wellington electric bus fleet would be done through contracts with operators instead of these electric buses being acquired by GWRC and leased to the bus operators (as with the passenger rail fleet) ?

8) Can the GWRC please provide a copy of the any correspondance, reports or presentations with NZTA associated with obtaining their agreement and support for the GWRC to increase the Wellington electric bus fleet.

If this information is held in electronic form, it is preferred that this information is provided in its complete and original electronic format.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

Can the GWRC please include the following in this information request ?

9) The specifications of the new electric buses (including dimensions, weight empty, weight fully loaded, seats, capacity seated & standing, range between charging, facilities such as heating and air-conditioning).

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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From: Sam Horsefield
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Tony,

 

Acknowledgement of Request for Information under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

 

Thank you for your email dated 26 June 2020, requesting information
regarding the Wellington Electric Bus Business Case.

 

Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you within
20 working days of the request being received.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sam Horsefield

 

 

for

Luke Troy

General
Manager                                                                                  

Strategy

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

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