The latest on Airport to Botany

Last year the impressive new Puhinui station along with bus and transit lanes linking it to the Airport and Manukau were opened creating a much improved public transport connection to the airport. The station is just the first stage of a larger plan to build a new rapid transit line from the Airport to Botany (A2B) and that’s an important project we haven’t heard a lot about recently.…
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Cancelled Buses

If you’ve tried catching a bus over the last few weeks and not had any issues, count yourself lucky, as a wave of cancellations have been striking bus routes all over the region. For example, this was what AT’s mobile app showed me on a trip last week – I had caught the 866 after an NX1 service was cancelled and was hoping to transfer to the 20, but it too was cancelled, along with a few Inner Links in a row.…
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Viv Beck’s Transport Policy

We are now only around 3 months away from the next local body elections and given how much it tends to feature in local elections, that means we’re going to start to see more and more discussion about transport policy. With Phil Goff stepping down, the election for Mayor is probably the most uncertain it’s been since Auckland was amalgamated in 2010 and Mayoral hopefuls are starting to release policy.…
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Downtown Bus Interchange Closes Again

FIVE MONTHS That’s how long, starting this week, the busiest bus interchange in the country will be closed. It has only been opened about 18 months since the last upgrade. This time around the closure is to enable Auckland Transport to install the shelters and seating that should have been installed as part of the original upgrade – but were removed from the programme following budget cuts in the wake of COVID.…
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A HOP too far? The end of cash fares

Auckland Transport has ruled out bringing back cash fares on buses, as reported by Newshub and picked up by other outlets including Pacific Media News, whose tweet puts it in terms anyone who’s been a teenager can probably relate to… Gone are the days of scabbing a few coins to bus home – Auckland Transport rules out bringing back cash fares.…
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Budget 2022 Highlights

Last Thursday the government delivered its latest budget and while there wasn’t a lot, there were a few transport related items. Half Price Fares Extension Back in March the government announced that for three months they were cutting public transport fares in half, along with a 25c per litre reduction in fuel tax and equivalent decrease in road user charges, all in response to soaring fuel prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.…
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