Aucklanders appear to be giving public transport a wide berth as the hangover from four lockdowns lingers, RNZ reveals. Data shows residents are not jumping on the bus, train or ferry to get to work as much as they were before 2020. They are using their own wheels, or staying out of the city altogether instead. AT metro services manager Stacy Van Der Putten says there are several reasons behind the decrease in public transport use, including the Covid-19 pandemic and transportation costs.