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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The Ranui Bus and Train Timetable in 1992

This is a Guest Post from Darren Davis, who works in the Council’s Design Office. All opinions are his own. Auckland’s New Network West is being implemented on Sunday, 11th of June. This constitutes the most significant single improvement to West Auckland’s bus network in living memory, putting aside the fact that the planned Northwestern Busway will undoubtedly be the next big step change.…
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Airport transport improvements coming

There was an interesting announcement by Auckland Airport yesterday on number of transport projects they’ll be undertaking, some of which could really help improve access for buses to the terminals. The four new projects are:upgrading Nixon Road by October 2017 to provide a new route to Auckland Airport’s Park&Ride on Verissimo Drive without the need for drivers to use the main intersection that connects the domestic and international terminals at Tom Pearce Drive and George Bolt Memorial Drive; improving traffic flows and improving public transport access to the domestic terminal by Christmas 2017 through the provision of more space for buses on the terminal forecourt and a new and separate access road for taxis and buses; construction of an iconic new gateway bridge over George Bolt Memorial Drive by the end of 2018 for pedestrians and cyclists to connect “the Quad” hotel and commercial precinct with the airport terminals and take cars off the main road network; and implementing a transit lane system across the airport precinct between December 2017 and 2020 for buses and high occupancy vehicles.…
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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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T2/3 or Bus Lane – How AT decides

Recently a lot of discussions have been occurring on how AT decides whether to place a Transit Lane vs a Bus Lane, I decided the investigate and this is what I found. According to the AT Code of Practice on the matter, the following flowchart is used Special Lane Flowchart So for a route to qualify for a Bus Lane it has toBe either a Frequent Transit Network route or have 15bph.…
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