AT’s CEO Resigns

There was some big news last week with Auckland Transport announcing that CEO Shane Ellison has resigned. Auckland Transport’s Board has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Shane Ellison. Mr Ellison, who joined AT in December 2017, will step down on 24 June 2022.…
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Eastern Busway Opens

This weekend saw another important milestone for public transport in Auckland with the opening yesterday of the first stage of the Eastern Busway, between Panmure and Pakuranga. The Busway is a key part of improving public transport to one of the most under-served areas of PT in Auckland.…
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Weekly Roundup 17-December-2021

Header image via Twitter user Val Lupiz We are nearly nearly there… and honestly it feels like Aucklanders are tapping out already, with people starting to log out, and even crossing the newly opened border this week. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post, by Matt, recounted a particularly frustrating public transport experience.…
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Bring on the Density

Yesterday Parliament passed the bi-partisan bill to allow more housing to be built in our biggest cities with only the ACT party opposing it. Legislation to cut red tape for more new housing has passed in Parliament with cross-party support that provides an enduring solution to fixing New Zealand’s housing crisis.…
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Let’s Discuss Priorities

What is Auckland Transport spending our money on? Resolving our challenges or exacerbating them? It’s nothing short of a transformation that we need, as the CEO has talked about for years, with people “at the heart” of the changes: Auckland Transport have adopted Vision Zero, which: places responsibility on the people who design and operate the transport system to provide a safe system.…
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PT: When things go wrong

If Auckland Transport are to succeed in the goal of reducing emissions, congestion and improving mobility across the region, it will be key that they get more people to use public transport. Saying that is easy but actually achieving it is incredibly tough and one of the big challenges AT face is that the network is only as strong as its weakest part and every time someone has a poor experience on PT, it makes it all that much harder to get them to trust using it again.…
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Weekly roundup 10-December-2021

Are we there yet?? Not quite. But nearly! Welcome to our roundup of the week in transport and urbanism stories. Hope you’ve had a good one. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post, by Matt, covered the climate action package in Phil Goff’s 2022-2023 budget Tuesday’s post by Marita looked back at the first Innovating Streets projects and forward into the just-announced Streets for People 2021-24 programme On Wednesday Matt looked at the December AT board papers for us all Yesterday, a guest post by Charlotte Billing explored the planning barriers to urban agriculture Submit on the Eastern Busway – today You’ve got until 5pm today to provide feedback on the design for Stage 2 of the Eastern Busway: the stretch between Pakuranga and Botany.…
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