The National leader wants more buses.
Auckland Transport hopes the discount will lead to a twenty-five percent increase in numbers.
The petition has so far received just under 13,000 signatures since it started about four months ago.
It won't come cheap.
Train services will run from Hamilton to Auckland’s city centre, and stop at Puhinui.
It comes as drivers meet to discuss the latest NZ Bus pay offer.
The latest passenger data shows some promising signs.
"We're looking at quite a large revenue loss in terms of that fare revenue, circa $90 million."
The Government has made face coverings compulsory on public transport under alert level 2 and above.