The Latest Queen St Design

Auckland Council took over the Queen St changes some time ago after seemingly getting frustrated at Auckland Transports inability to do its job. They’ve been behind the recent changes between Customs and Shortland St and yesterday released the latest in their plans for improving Queen St.…
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Auckland Light Rail suggest Light Rail in Auckland

Auckland Light Rail (ALR) have announced they think light rail is the best solution for the City Centre to Mangere corridor, though they are still holding back key details about just what that could be. Back in April when this latest process was announced the Minister confirmed was keen to reassure us and the public  that this wouldn’t be a case of starting from scratch once again.…
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The National Land Transport Programme 2021-24

Yesterday Transport Minister Michael Wood and Waka Kotahi released the latest ingredient in the transport acronym soup, the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) for 2021-24. The NLTP sets how much will be invested in transport system over the coming three years and needs to give effect to the Government Policy Statement for Transport (GPS) which was confirmed about this time last year.…
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Pricing and Rail Operators

There were a couple of interesting (unrelated) bits of transport news late last week Congestion Pricing Supported Earlier this year Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee conducted an inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland. You can see our feedback to that inquiry here.…
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How we’d build Light Rail

Tomorrow (Tuesday 31 August), the consultation for the Auckland Light Rail process closes. If you haven’t already, now’s a good time to provide some feedback. We’ve been somewhat critical of this engagement process due to a lack of information about some of the key trade-offs that need to be made.…
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August-21 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow the Auckland Transport board meet again and here are the highlights from their board reports. Closed Agenda The agenda for this closed session contains a lot of rail related items. Items for Approval Rail Franchise – Procurement update – Our trains are currently run by Transdev and the company, or various iterations of it (Connex and Veolia) have been running them since around 2004.…
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A Mill Rd Alternative

In June the government announced changes to their NZ Upgrade Progamme (NZUP) which saw the cost blow out on many projects. Second to the media’s huge double standard focus on the Northern Pathway has been their coverage of the decision to cut back Mill Rd.…
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