City Centre Masterplan workshop

This is a guest post from Generation Zero Auckland Director Leroy Beckett At Generation Zero we are always looking for ways to improve our cities. Earlier this year we ran a campaign to help save Linear Park that got an overwhelming amount of support, in large part thanks to the work of Greater Auckland.…
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RoNS 2.0 – a lesson in diminishing returns

This really is turning into a transport election and the differences between the main parties couldn’t be clearer. Yesterday the National Party announced what seems to be their key transport initiative – the “next generation” Roads of National Significance (RoNS).Motorists would get four-lane highways from Auckland to Whangarei under a $10 billion National Party policy.…
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Flashback Saturday: Snapper off the Menu?

This post by Cam Pitches originally appeared in August 2012. With integrated ticketing and integrated fares now completed, it’s interesting to remember how tortuous the process was. Brian Rudman writes in today’s Herald that Auckland Transport board members gather in secret today to finalise a divorce settlement with smart card operator Snapper Services, and hopefully come up with a rescue plan for the stalled $98 million integrated ticketing project.…
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2017 Rail Station Boardings

For the last few years now and since electrification of the network, ridership on Auckland’s rail network has surged, jumping from 10 million trips in the year to June-2013 to 19.6 million trips in June this year (and bound to hit 20 million any day now).…
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General Election Debate on Transport – Campaign for Better Transport

The Campaign for Better Transport is holding an election debate with all the major parties this month in Auckland. The CBT is led by Cameron Pitches and over the years has led campaigns and advocated for many transport issues including:Airport Rail Reopen Onehunga Rail Rail Electrification Integrated ticketing Hamilton – Auckland Rail City Rail Link Operation Lifesaver – An Alternative to Puhoi-Warkworth Northwestern Busway North Shore Rail A more economic alternative to the East West LinkThe Campaign for Better Transport will be hosting a public meeting for political parties to present their transport policies, with a particular focus on Auckland’s needs.…
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