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Air quality issues Herwin's challenges to the GWRC's incomplete and inaccurate bus pollution statements
Air quality issues From NZTA and Otago University
Bus priority survey 2019 Rather long and detailed telling us most of the basics of what we know, but gives no real solutions.
Technical reports Various reports relating to trolley buses and their infrastructure
Ottawa LRT Ottawa, Canada, changes their BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) to light rail. 
Presentation by Dr Neil Douglas Light rail in Australian cities
Articulated battery & trolley buses 2019 Trending in Europe where the focus is on reducing energy input
New trolley buses Swiss trolley bus from 2017. Runs on and off the overhead wires. Commentary in German. 
Trackless trams A possible option for Wellington instead of light rail. Perth, West Australia, is investigating their implementation.
Electric buses New battery and super capacitor electric bus options for Wellington.
Wellington trolley bus history A photographic history of the Wellington trolley buses by Alan Wickens.
Wellington trolley bus history From Wikipedia a history of the Wellington trolley buses.
Wellington trolley buses - Nostalgia Various YouTube videos.
This extensive environmental report was prepared after the trolley bus removal was announced, but over a year before the destruction of the infrastructure was implemented. The GWRC ignored the environmental impact of an all diesel fleet. To read the report Click here 
Wellington's 2018 aged diesel bus fleet on east - west routes. Some buses have done over 1 million kms.  

For the inventory of the fleet as it was late 2019  Click here    Many of these buses are Euro 3, banned in most first world countries, and 75% of them are older than the withdrawn trolley buses.

Who voted to remove the non polluting trolley buses ?  Click here

The effects of the decision to remove trolley buses and replace them with old diesel buses, on the west - east corridor from Karori to Seatoun, for the next decade, are:

A modern Swiss trolley bus which runs

either on battery or overhead wires

Meanwhile in Wellington