How to fund transport in Auckland is quickly shaping up as a major issue over the next few months, and potentially even during the election later this year. The issue has flared up following a war of words over the weekend between Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Mayor Phil Goff. …
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.…
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).…
The Linear Park is one of those projects that once implemented, will become one of the defining features of the city centre, one that Aucklanders admire and be proud of. A project future Aucklanders will be amazed we ever considered not doing.…
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.…
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.…
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).…
We’ve talked before about how an emerging trend is for cities to increasingly go car-free, especially in their city centres. One of the most ambitious in this aim is Oslo who plan to go car free by the end of 2019.…
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:
All Day Breakfast Ltd
Camryn Peter Brown
Heather and Martin Roberts
Paul de Spa
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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