Weekly Roundup – 30-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup New Electric Buses Auckland Transport has launched its newest electric bus and it’s unique because it’s also the biggest one we’ve had so far. Auckland Transport (AT) has launched its latest electric bus, as the next step towards reducing the city’s carbon emissions.…
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Are we doing enough?

Auckland has made impressive progress on improving public transport over the last 10-15 years, when you consider how low the base was we were coming from. The city also has a lot of exciting plans for the coming decade, many of which are already underway. …
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Weekly Roundup – 23-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup CRL TBM Arrives The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that will dig the City Rail Link tunnels arrived in Auckland this week. City Rail Link’s latest “employee” – the tunnel boring machine (TBM) known as Dame Whina Cooper – has arrived in Auckland after a voyage of more than nine thousand kilometres from its factory in southern China.…
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Weekly Roundup – 16-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Next Train Shutdown For the last four weeks the Southern and Onehunga Lines between Newmarket and Penrose have been closed while Kiwirail replace the worn out tracks. Trains will be rolling on those tracks again from Monday and the good news is it also means some of the speed restrictions are being lifted.…
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Weekly Roundup – 09-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup AHB fixed Well done to the Waka Kotahi NZTA engineers who have managed to get the Harbour Bridge fixed and fully back in operation in just 2.5 weeks. While it has obviously been disruptive, there are undoubtedly many valuable lessons that have learned as a result and that will help us in the future, particularly around managing disruption and Traffic Demand Management.…
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What to do about Public Transport in Devonport

Auckland Transport have been weirdly obsessed with their subsidised taxi trial in Devonport. The trial started in 2018 and was only meant to last a year but nearly two years on is still running despite not meeting targets. It has seemingly been kept alive by staff in the hope that if they continue to do the same thing, the result will change.…
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An Upper Harbour Ferry Line?

A few weeks ago Auckland Transport announced a raft of changes to PT services across the region in a bid to save money but also to accommodate growth where it is occurring. This resulted in them cutting many of the often high-cost / relatively low use express services where other options already existed.…
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Northwest Bus improvements detailed

Auckland has certainly seen its fair share of short sighted transport decisions over the decades and one of the most significant recent ones was that a busway wasn’t included alongside the Northwestern motorway at the same time as we were widening it as part of the Western Ring Route project.…
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Weekly Roundup – 25-Sep-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Rosedale Busway Station Good news on Monday with Waka Kotahi NZTA announcing that resource consent had been granted for the new Rosedale Busway station which will be on the busway extension from Constellation to Albany and is currently under construction.…
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Waihorotiu / Queen St Valley pilot coming

The Council’s updated City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) creates a fantastic vision for how the city centre will develop over the coming 20 years. One of the key transformational moves is about making Waihorotiu / Queen St Valley more people friendly, saying: CCMP seeks to bring new life into the heart of the city with a revitalised, pedestrian-priority Queen Street.…
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