Auckland in 1956

It’s always fascinating looking back at old some of the old videos of Auckland. Thanks to Shard in the comments the other day for highlighting this video which I hadn’t seen before. REPORT ON AUCKLAND: A report on the attractions and developments in Auckland.…
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New Board directors for Auckland Transport

On Friday the council finally announced three new board directors for Auckland Transport in a process that was delayed significantly due to the local body elections last year. Former Finance Minister Sir Michael Cullen, Mary-Jane Daly and Kylie Clegg have been appointed to the board of the Auckland Council-controlled organisation Auckland Transport (AT).…
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March Madness 2017 Ridership

The public transport results for March are always the most anticipated of the year because we’re eager to see just how much March Madness lived up to its reputation. In past years we’ve anticipated big numbers because we’d seen the regular complaints about extremely busy services.…
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What’s happening with the transport funding gap?

When the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) was completed in September last year, a lot of the initial focus was on how to best fill the $4 billion funding gap the project identified over the next decade. This “gap” arose from being the difference between the $23.7 billion programme of investments across the whole transport network (new projects, PT service costs, asset maintenance, renewals etc.) that ATAP identified in its “indicative package” and the $19.8 billion that ATAP estimated was likely to be available for transport in current plans.…
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Light-rail is light in name only

Ever since it was announced light-rail was being considered to rail to the airport there has been a ton of debate about the merits of it compared to extending our existing rail system. This has only increased in the last week since we launched the Congestion Free Network 2 (CFN).…
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Thanks for your support!

Thanks to everyone that contributed to our Pledge Me fundraiser. At the end of the drive we raised $25,520 from 337 people. Over the next few days we will begin fulfilling the rewards we promised. We would like to express our appreciation to the following people: Sian T Chris Hitchcock Catarina Gutierrez Dion O’Neale Felix Lee Maulik Thakkar Chris Kitt Jeremy Pitt Michael Holder Nicholas Hooper Ossu Liza Bolton Jon Turner Timboydwhite Peter Bisley Timothy Harton Sophie Bond Damon Maria Keiran MacLachlan Maureen West Ben Reynolds Max Robitzsch Duncan Law Simon Barker Sarah Bell Alistair Kendrick Rob Russell Cameron Brooks Chris Birch Robert Simpson Richard Ashurst Tenani French Andrey Kuzminov All Day Breakfast Ltd Mitch Cantlon Camryn Peter Brown Peter Cockrem Kieran Waelen Glen Dodds John Scott Elfrik Aaron Masagnay Heather and Martin Roberts Les Gates Bruce Christopher Kieran Slee Gareth Karl Rene Lange Guy Gibson Paul de Spa Jack Garden Luke Harries Gavin Ralph Sam Prescott Blake Fairburn Joseph Corbett-Davies David Belgrave Chris Wharton Adrian Jongenelen Abby Granbery Ashely Schroder…
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CRL Capacity and the CFN

The City Rail Link is a crucial piece of infrastructure for Auckland but it’s not a magic bullet and doesn’t have unlimited capacity. We’ve been seeing a lot of comments recently, both on the blog and elsewhere, questioning why the City Rail Link (CRL) isn’t being used more, why we’ve suggested a second, complementary network of light rail for some routes. …
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