Rethinking Albert Street

Continuing my recent look at how we might “rethink” a few major transport projects under development in Auckland, another that we should take a further look at is Albert Street. Albert Street is currently being ripped up as part of the CRL cut and cover tunnelling works.…
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South Auckland’s missing bus lanes

Back in December last year, newly elected Mayor Phil Goff looked to assert some authority over Auckland Transport through a Letter of Expectation. It included clear expectations about the need for more bus lanes with comments such as: We invite you to broaden your perspective beyond transport models and engage with Council, its plans, and the other CCOs.…
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CRL bus stop changes 3.0

A reality of a project like the City Rail Link is disruption. This disruption creates challenges but it can also provide interesting opportunities too. Challenges One of the challenges has been that Albert St has long been one of Auckland’s most significant bus corridors.…
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Northern Corridor Approved

Yesterday the Board of Inquiry (BOI) released their draft decision to approve the Northern Corridor project. This is the project that will upgrade the last section of SH18 to a motorway and provide a motorway to motorway interchange with SH1. More importantly for us though, it includes a long awaited extension of the Northern Busway from Constellation Dr through to Albany.…
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AT to fix HOP top up issue and more

Following on the recently raised issue of online HOP top ups disappearing if customers don’t tag on within 60 days, last week Mayor Phil Goff announced Auckland Transport were making changes. Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed changes, made at his request, to the Auckland Transport (AT) HOP card refund system.…
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PT Satisfaction up

Auckland Transport are crowing about the latest results of their customer satisfaction survey for public transport, and understandable so. For the first time the survey shows satisfaction with PT at over 90% and this has risen significantly over the last year or so.…
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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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