AT on their PT journey

This is a post by Mark Lambert – Auckland Transport’s Chief AT Metro Officer. Public transport is all about numbers – literally bums on seats. When more people use it it’s cheaper to run and there are simply fewer cars on the road, meaning less congestion.…
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Lighting the Bridge

It was announced on the weekend that the Harbour Bridge is to be permanently lit up with coloured lighting An impression of what the bridge lighting could look like The Auckland Harbour Bridge will soon have permanent coloured lighting which – in a world first – will be powered by solar energy and battery, and can be transformed into special event lighting displays.…
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April-2017 Ridership

Auckland Transport’s board meeting – where we usually get the monthly ridership results from – is not till late June but they’ve published the April results. We’ve become used to seeing impressive ridership growth on Auckland’s PT network as the numbers for each month come in significantly higher than the same month the year before.…
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What the 2017 budget could deliver for transport

Tomorrow Steven Joyce delivers his first budget as Finance Minister. Here are a few thoughts from a transport perspective on what we know will be in it, what might be in it and what we hope will be in it. Photo: RNZ What we know will be in the budget As part of statements made in the lead up to the budget, Joyce has made a number of comments about upcoming spending, including that the budget will set out up to $11 billion of new capital spend which is on top of normal spending from the likes of the National Land Transport Fund.…
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A bike to share in Auckland

Bike share has schemes have exploded in popularity across the world in recent years as cities look to improve transport options. With the government’s Urban Cycleway Programme has finally started to see some real investment be put into cycling infrastructure, it’s timely to ask if we should be implementing bikeshare here.…
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Victoria St Cycleway Consultation

Last week, Auckland Transport launched consultation for the western section of the midtown cycleway as part of the Government’s Urban Cycleway Programme. It will run along Victoria St from Beaumont St through to Hobson St. Along the way it will link in the Nelson St cycleway and the under-construction Franklin Rd cycle lanes.…
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Bus Back Map

While heading out for lunch at work yesterday I noticed this bus parked up, or more specifically I noticed the ad on the back of it.What interested me was not the ad itself but the idea behind it, of putting a metro map on the bus itself.…
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