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Nationwide transport company introduces new solution to Queenstown's traffic boom

A nationwide transport company has started a ride-sharing business in Queenstown to help with the town's booming visitor numbers. 

Queenstown has more visitors per resident than any other centre. Source: 1 NEWS

Queenstown has 15,000 residents but welcomes many hundreds of thousands of visitors each year that has resulted in traffic woes. 

The council recently took action by introducing a $2 bus service to help fix the lack of affordable public transport, as well as adding four new routes. 

However, Go Bus has just started a business called Savy which provides a ride at a cost of $5 to anywhere in their coverage area. 

Much like Uber, Savy uses an app to pick up and drop off passengers which is already popular with locals. 

The council is also developing a long term transport plan that could include more walking and bike trials and even another gondola.