Upcoming PT changes

Last Friday, Auckland Transport announced a raft of upcoming changes to public transport services, primarily in a bid to save $10 million as a result of the Council’s emergency budget. But sometimes budgetary pressures can be a positive thing if it makes you address long standing issues and that seems to be at least some of what’s happening here.…
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Harbour Bridge Damage implications

By now I’m sure most have seen the news about the Auckland Harbour Bridge being damaged after a 127 km/h gust of wind blew over two trucks, including one that hit a load-bearing upright strut on the superstructure. As is always the case these days it seems, it was even caught on camera.…
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Weekly Roundup – 18-Sep-20

Here is our weekly roundup CRL Station Construction ramping up Works on construction of the Karangahape Rd Station are getting serious with the temporary access shaft nearing completion and mining of the stations 217m long platforms as well as the connecting passageways due to start in a few weeks Meanwhile further north at Aotea, the first section of roof across the Albert/Wellesley intersection has been poured.…
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Public Transport use during Lockdown Two

We’re now two weeks into our current level 2.5 restrictions and have at least another week to go.¬†However when it comes to transport, yesterday the government announced one change, lifting seating restrictions on public transport. On the issue of travel I can also announce today a change of physical distancing restrictions on planes and public transport.…
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Weekly Roundup – 11-Sep-20

Here’s our roundup for the week. Downtown works The downtown area has been a hive of cones over the last few years as the various upgrades have been underway. Some of the results of all of the disruption are now slowly starting to be seen and over the coming months we should see most of the various elements start to come together.…
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Truckers: Fix the roads

Truckers, the AA and other business lobby groups are calling on the government to put more money into road maintenance, and I agree with them. It also makes a nice difference from normal of them continually calling for expensive new highways.…
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The missing COVID transformation

For a second time we’re working our way back down the COVID alert levels towards some sense of normalcy but that also means we’re once again missing a huge opportunity to change our streets for the better. During the first lockdown, Auckland Transport reluctantly implemented some temporary measures to enable easier physical distancing and all but one, Queen St, was removed as soon as we reached level 2.…
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