Weekly Roundup 6-Dec-19

Here’s the roundup of some of the things we didn’t yet cover this week. Dogs on Trains Back in June Auckland Transport started trialling allowing pets to travel on trains in a three-month trial. However, the rules were that animals have to be “enclosed in suitable pet carriers that are small enough to be held on the owner’s lap or stored under the seat”.…
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Weekly Roundup 29-Nov-19

Here’s the roundup of some of the things we didn’t yet cover this week. More Auckland Transport Consultation After months of silence in the lead up to the local body elections, AT are clearly now playing catch up and trying to squeeze in all of their consultations before Christmas.…
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Weekly Roundup 22-Nov-19

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have cropped up this week – although a couple are from last week after we missed the post last Friday. Auckland Transport Consultation Frenzy AT have launched a large number of consultations over the last two weeks.…
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AT finally looking to fix the Outer Link

The Link routes are unique in Auckland in that they’re some of the few cases where AT try to put any effort into creating and marketing a public transport brand. But while the brand has strong recognition, the experience leaves a lot to be desired, most noticeably the Inner and Outer links which due to their loopy nature, are unreliable with buses often end up bunched together and having long pauses at places like Victoria Park.…
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Gathering Momentum by Gathering Data

This is a post by Paul Callister and Heidi O’Callahan. What is required to start developing a co-ordinated passenger rail and bus network for the whole country? One important step, outlined in the Government Policy Statement, is ensuring we’re gathering the right, quality data: The NZ Transport Agency and regional authorities need to provide high quality analysis to input into a rigorous, fit-for-purpose investment analysis system.…
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In bed before 10: Auckland Transport’s vision for our future

In mid-October Auckland Transport cut off peak and evening frequencies on a swathe of bus routes across the city. There are more of them than any sane person would read through, but of most relevance to this post are the many previously frequent “15 minutes until midnight” routes, introduced with the new network, which have been cut to near useless 30 minute frequency in the evening.…
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Disappearing traffic on 14th Street

We like to keep an eye on what’s going on in the world of transport overseas as it can help inform discussion of what happens here and one of the most interesting recent examples comes to us from New York. The city is well known for its subway system which in the year to the end of June carried over 2.6 billion trips but buses also play a significant role and over the same period, MTA buses carried another 700 million trips.…
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