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Waikato region rural community transport providers survey report September 2012

On this page: Abstract, table of contents

Report: TR 2012/31

Author: DBZ Consultancy Ltd and G Morton

Abstract

This report discusses research completed related to rural community transport providers across the Waikato region. It includes information gathered from providers and associated information on other transport options and demographic and socio-economic status of residents in minor urban and rural communities.

A mixture of qualitative and quantitative data is used to support findings with a focus on a survey approach (quantitative) combined with a three case studies (qualitative) which provided more in-depth information from a range of community transport providers.

The survey sourced information from providers related to the service purpose, type (such as member only), accessibility (days/times and physical accessibility), funding, and common concerns and opportunities identified by service providers. Community transport providers surveyed included those who provided transport to the general public (including social and community services, health providers, and training centres), and those that provided transport to their own membership groups such as RSAs and aged-care facilities.

Waikato region rural community transport providers survey report September 2012 (3mb)

Table of contents

  Acknowledgment i
  Abstract v
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Background 1
2 Key findings for general public community transport providers 2
2.1 Summary of current community transport provision 2
2.2 Coverage of community transport providers in Waikato towns 3
2.3 Accessibility of community transport 3
2.4 Funding of commnity transport in the Waikato towns surveyed 4
2.5 Common concerns and opportunities identified by community transport providers 4
3 Method 5
3.1 Overall approach 5
3.2 Ethical considerations 5
3.3 Phases of the research 6
4 Results 7
4.1 Results for general public community transport providers 7
4.2 Waikato and Waipa districts sub-region 8
4.2.1 Characteristics of general public community transport providers 9
4.3 Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki and Matamata-Piako districts sub-region  15
4.4  Ōtorohanga and Waitomo districts sub-region 23 
4.5 South Waikato and Taupō districts sub-region 30
4.6 Regional summary of general public community transport providers  37
4.7 Funding characteristics of general public community transport providers  39
4.8 Regional summary of member only community transport providers 40 
5 Discussion  42
6 Recommendations  44 
7 References 45
8 Appendices 46
  Appendix A: Organisations and providers contacted to identify transport providers  
  Appendix B: Survey questions  
  Appendix C: Information sheet  
  Appendix D: List of minor urban and rural towns surveyed  
  Appendix E: Selection criteria for minor urban and rural areas  
  Glossary  

 

 

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