Covering the news, Motorways and Safety

There were a couple of news items yesterday that kept popping up that I want to discuss Four lanes to Whangarei Last year during the election campaign, National’s transport policy could probably best be summed up by this: Despite being empty promises, it’s a policy that’s proving to be like a forest fire that’s stubborn to put out, with hot spots unexpectedly flaring back up again from time to time.…
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The Maddest March yet

I always look forward to the latest ridership numbers from Auckland Transport but March holds a special place thanks to “March Madness”, the time of the year when the usage of buses and trains peak. I had been a little worried about the results for this March due to the combination of two fewer business days, train staff taking industrial action at the beginning of the month and there being a hugely popular series of Adele concerts last year.…
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Upcoming submissions

Over the next week there are a couple of important submissions that you should make on key transport initiatives: The draft Government Policy Statement – submissions close on May 2nd. The Regional Fuel Tax legislation – submissions close on April 20th.…
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Electric buses in Auckland

This week will see the first two 100% battery powered electric buses for public transport hit the streets in Auckland on the City Link route. They’re not quite the first ones overall though as AUT launched one as a shuttle between their campuses last month.…
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