The Auckland Freight Plan

Image Credit: KiwiRail A plan being released this week will have implications not just on how we move stuff around Auckland, but on safety in our road corridors and on our climate response. Its summary, the Auckland Freight Plan Summary Report was presented by Auckland Transport at the September AT Board meeting.…
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Weekly Roundup – 16-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Next Train Shutdown For the last four weeks the Southern and Onehunga Lines between Newmarket and Penrose have been closed while Kiwirail replace the worn out tracks. Trains will be rolling on those tracks again from Monday and the good news is it also means some of the speed restrictions are being lifted.…
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Auckland Election Transport Policy Roundup

Transport policies typically play a leading role in local government elections but don’t tend to be as important in central government ones. Instead topics like the economy, health, education and more recently climate/environment play a much larger role. But of course a party’s transport policies can often be a major lever in how successful they might be in achieving those other goals.…
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Why we need additional networks

Auckland’s current rapid transit network (RTN) is fairly limited in its reach and quality but the region has some big plans for developing it going forward, some aspects of which are already under construction. Importantly and positively, over the last decade we’ve seen a big shift in thinking from central government.…
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Weekly Roundup – 09-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup AHB fixed Well done to the Waka Kotahi NZTA engineers who have managed to get the Harbour Bridge fixed and fully back in operation in just 2.5 weeks. While it has obviously been disruptive, there are undoubtedly many valuable lessons that have learned as a result and that will help us in the future, particularly around managing disruption and Traffic Demand Management.…
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School Traffic

School traffic – it’s probably not on anyone’s list of favourite things. But it’s a problem worth tackling. If children are safe to make their own way to school, their health and learning would improve, parents would be freed from taxi driver service, and congestion, emissions, noise and fumes would all reduce.…
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