Weekly Roundup – 27-Nov-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Eastern Busway Bridge Seven Sharp ran a neat story on the new busway bridge that’s being built over the Tamaki River as part of the Eastern Busway. City Rail Link Updates With construction well underway the City Rail Link team continue to put out lots of updates and information.…
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A waterfront open to people

With the first of the America’s Cup related events less than a month a way, we’re finally getting an indication of what the plans will be for the city centre, including a lot of streets that will be open to pedestrians – though incredibly the Herald have put a negative spin on it.…
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Weekly Roundup – 20-Nov-20

Here’s our wrap up for the week – although to be fair some of these are from previous weeks. Electric Buses on Waiheke Waiheke buses have gone electric. Auckland Transport and Fullers360 officially welcomed the first of Waiheke Island’s new, fully electric bus fleet, with nearly a third of the buses taking to the Island’s streets.…
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Masks on PT from today

From today masks are required to be worn on all public transport in Auckland and on all flights throughout the country. Masks will need to be worn on all public transport in Auckland and in and out of Auckland and on domestic flights throughout the country from this Thursday, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins said today.…
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AT need to up their consultation game

Transport decisions and projects always involve tradeoffs and so no matter what decision that gets made, some people will be always unhappy with it. As such,¬†Auckland Transport constantly gets a hard time from the media, the public and politicians on almost everything they do, though sometimes undeservedly.…
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Weekly Roundup – 13-Nov-20

Here’s our roundup for the week of things you may not have seen. Puhoi to Warkworth Transmission Gully isn’t the only of Waka Kotahi’s Public Private Partnerships to see costs increase with Puhoi to Warkworth now confirmed to have had another one too.…
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Bringing forward the RTN

If Auckland is to deliver the mode shift needed to meet our climate commitments and improve mobility we need to get substantially more people to use public transport. At a high-level this is not a difficult thing. While even ten years ago people might have argued that Aucklanders were somehow different and wouldn’t use PT, experience over that time has shown us that when we provide even moderately decent services that people will flock to use them.…
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Building Consent Surge

Almost everywhere you look around Auckland these days there are new houses being built, in particular single houses making way for multiple townhouses or apartments. There is so much going on that we’re seeing new records being set for building consents.…
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