2019 – A Year in Review

With 2019 drawing to a close I thought I’d pull together a quick post wrapping up the most important things that happened during the year. Thank you to everyone who has visited the blog and supported us in making Auckland greater City Rail Link The country’s biggest transport project got a billion dollars bigger this year as a result future-proofing for 9-car trains ($250m), increased contingency costs ($310m), increased construction costs ($327m) and other increases, such as property purchases ($152m).…
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Weekly Roundup 13-Dec-19

Here’s our weekly collection of smaller pieces. Road Funding The discussion about how much money we spend on roads has been high on the agenda this week, particularly in the wake of the government’s announcement they’ll be investing $6.8 billion extra in transport over the coming years.…
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Bus to the Beach

This is a guest post by regular reader, Minnie. Route 66, as well as having a very cool name, is one of the signature bus routes of the New Network. It stretches from Coyle Park in Pt Chevalier to Sylvia Park, and nominally runs every 15 minutes*.…
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Dec-19 Bus disruption

With ongoing industrial action resulting in NZ Bus services being cancelled, it will make it much harder for some people to get around the city. This post is just a few thoughts and questions in my head about it. 1. Why can’t AT get comms right?…
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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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