Weekly Roundup 13-Dec-19

Here’s our weekly collection of smaller pieces. Road Funding The discussion about how much money we spend on roads has been high on the agenda this week, particularly in the wake of the government’s announcement they’ll be investing $6.8 billion extra in transport over the coming years.…
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Time for a Transition Fund?

With the government’s books looking healthy, about two weeks ago they announced they’d “significantly increase spending on infrastructure”. Yesterday they gave a bit more detail about that: The Government is lifting capital investment to the highest level in more than 20 years as it takes the next step to future-proof New Zealand.…
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Wellington rail upgrades underway

Wellington’s Rail Network has been seeing some good growth over the last few years with usage rising from just over 12.1 million in October 2015 to just under 14.5 million in October this year. To help see that trend increase, last year the government announced a $193 million package of works to upgrade and replaces parts of the Wellington network and yesterday they celebrated the start of construction of a key project within that upgrade.…
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Dec-19 Bus disruption

With ongoing industrial action resulting in NZ Bus services being cancelled, it will make it much harder for some people to get around the city. This post is just a few thoughts and questions in my head about it. 1. Why can’t AT get comms right?…
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Weekly Roundup 6-Dec-19

Here’s the roundup of some of the things we didn’t yet cover this week. Dogs on Trains Back in June Auckland Transport started trialling allowing pets to travel on trains in a three-month trial. However, the rules were that animals have to be “enclosed in suitable pet carriers that are small enough to be held on the owner’s lap or stored under the seat”.…
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Weekly Roundup 29-Nov-19

Here’s the roundup of some of the things we didn’t yet cover this week. More Auckland Transport Consultation After months of silence in the lead up to the local body elections, AT are clearly now playing catch up and trying to squeeze in all of their consultations before Christmas.…
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