Flashback Saturday: Why AWHC is the stupidest transport project ever

Most weekends we dig into the archive. Because AWHC is back in the news, we have brought out a post first published almost exactly a decade ago in December 2012. In the fallout from the release of the City Centre Future Access Study last Thursday and the government’s rather bizarre response to it, for some reason there seems to have been renewed discussion about the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing (AWHC) project.…
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Weekly Roundup 09-December-2022

Kia ora! Hope you’ve had a great week with a few last-month-of-the-year celebrations thrown in. Header image: the Maungarei Reindeer, via twitter. The week in Greater Auckland On Monday, Matt wrote about the Transport Choices funding package: a nationwide $350m fund to deliver transport projects that align with the Emissions Reduction Plan.…
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Time to rethink Light Rail

Tomorrow the Mayor and government ministers will find out just how much more the City Rail Link will cost and how much longer it will take to deliver. While they’re discovering that, it would pay for them to cast their minds to what impacts the factors behind those changes will have on Auckland’s other big rail project – light rail – and whether now is the time to change course for a cheaper and better alternative.…
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CRL Day One plans

Last week during the council’s new Transport and Infrastructure Committee, City Rail Link, Auckland Transport and Kiwirail gave an update on the CRL and the future of the Auckland network. The update and subsequent questions by councillors was quite long, coming in at nearly two hours all up but I’ve put the videos at the end of the post in case anyone is interested in watching them.…
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The Transport Choices Package

Yesterday the government announced the Transport Choices Package, which is funded from their Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF) as part of the actions to deliver on the targets of the Emissions Reduction Plan. As the name suggests, this programme of work is intended to reduce emissions by improving transport choices for New Zealanders.…
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Weekly Roundup 02-December-2022

Tēnā koutou. With the arrival of Hakihea/December it’s truly the downhill run now. Counting down the sleeps til Kirihimete? Cover image: Faraday St, Melbourne, re-imagined. Image from RMIT. The week in Greater Auckland In Monday’s post, Matt examined AT’s planned mitigation of the Southern Line rail shutdowns, and suggested a few improvements.…
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