PT Ridership around New Zealand

Auckland had a pretty good year for public transport ridership in the last financial year (to the end of June). Overall, compared to the 2016 ridership increased by 5.5 million (7%) to 88.44 million trips, the highest point since 1955. The biggest mover, and accounting for 51% of that improvement came from huge growth on the rail network, which increased by 2.8 million (17%) to 19.6 million.…
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More thoughts on new City Bus Interchanges

We learnt last week about the council’s updated vision for the city centre. From the Linear Park, though to a better waterfront there’s certainly a lot to like about it. But there a few aspects of the plans that really concern me and they mainly relate to how public transport is being handled in the city centre.…
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Wynyard Quarter transport troubles – Part 1

This is a guest post from reader Shan L. For somewhere so close to the very centre of the city, Wynyard Quarter can sometimes feel surprisingly disconnected – especially if you travel by public transport. In this two-part post I’m going to look at what it’s like to travel to this rapidly growing part of the city from part of the central and southern isthmus: namely the areas serviced by the Dominion and Mt Eden Rd bus lines.…
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Aug-17 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow the Auckland Transport board meet again. I’ve taken a look at some of the key reports to hopefully find some interesting information. Closed Session Some months there can be a lot of items at on the closed session agenda of interest, that’s not the case this time though with the most interesting item being the Cycling Programme Business Case.…
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Making PT hard

Over recent years public transport has clearly improved, as can be so easily observed by looking at the ridership figures. Yet, while it has improved and more improvements are on the way, it often feels like the system is let down by making it unnecessarily hard for users.…
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Jun-17 AT Board Meeting

Time has rolled around again for another AT board meeting. I’ve taken a look at some of the key reports to hopefully find some interesting information. Closed Agenda There are a few items on the closed agenda for next week but two look the most interesting and both seem to be related to buying more trains.…
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