Chewing ears: Babies on Public Transport

This is my last post for Greater Auckland. After several years, I think the time has come for me to stop chewing ears. If I recall correctly, I was originally involved circa 2010-11 when the founder, Joshua Arbury, asked me to help write a few guest posts at a time when he was otherwise occupied.…
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Feb-18 AT Board Meeting

Today is the next Auckland Transport board meeting and the one where they’ll make a decision on whether to accept the appalling budget staff have produced or send them back to the drawing board. But the budget isn’t the only discussion at the meeting.…
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Dec-17 Ridership

The December ridership numbers from Auckland Transport are out and there is one particularly surprising, albeit understandable result. Overall, ridership in December grew by 3.1% which is not the highest it has ever been but growth none the less. One of the key reasons for it being lower is that there was one fewer working day compared to December 2016.…
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Another Auckland Anniversary PT fail?

It’s Anniversary weekend and once again it seems like, despite the huge number of events going on little effort is being made to provide quality public transport options for those travelling around Auckland and going to these events. Buses are only operating to normal timetables, which means low frequencies on many routes and an earlier than normal end to services.…
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PT fare changes for 2018

Auckland Transport have announced the outcome of their annual review of public transport fares with the changes coming in to effect from Sunday 11 February. AT are clearly into recycling as one thing I noticed is that the fares being changed, the amounts they’re being changed by and even the press release are all almost identical to the 2017 changes.…
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Devonport Ferry Shuttle Trial

Auckland Transport are crowing about a new service they plan to trial to get people to and from the Devonport ferry terminal. This is something we’ve seen mentioned in ATs board reports. A new rideshare service in Devonport will give customers improved access to public transport, reducing congestion and freeing up parking.…
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