6 August 2020
Luke Chandler By email:
[FYI request #13365 email]
Dear Luke Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA):
Request for Information
I refer to your email of 22 July 2020 requesting information on whether Environment
Canterbury is able to view the position of buses in real time, and what discussions
Environment Canterbury has entered into to become part of or enquire about the Bee
card system. Your request has been referred to me to reply.
Environment Canterbury is able to view bus position on our network in near to real
time via the current Real Time Information system. Bus positioning is transmitted
every 15 seconds via a radio service.
Environment Canterbury has not entered into, or had discussions about entering, the
Bee card system. The Bee card system is an interim ticketing solution for nine
smaller regional councils/public transport authorities until the National Ticketing
solution is fully deployed in Canterbury, Greater Wellington and Auckland. Once the
National Ticketing system is established these councils will transition to it away from
the Bee system. Canterbury is part of the National Ticketing project and is currently
scheduled to be first installer in 2022.
You will be aware that if you are not satisfied with this response you are able to refer
this matter to the Office of the Ombudsman under s27(3) of the LGOIMA.
Please be advised that we now put LGOIMA responses that are in the public interest
onto our website. No personal details of the requester are given, but we do summarise
the essence of the request alongside the response.
Should you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to
contact Lillian Sewell in the first instance ([email address]
Yours sincerely, Nadeine Dommisse
Chief Operating Officer
File Number: GOVE/INQU/OMBU/1871C