Weekly Roundup 26-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. City Centre Bus Changes Consultation A reminder that Auckland Transport’s consultation for new bus lanes on Wellesley St closes today so get your submission in. You can read our thoughts about it here. New North Rd and Symonds St Consultation Another consultation reminder, the consultation on upgrading New North Rd and Symonds St closes on Wednesday 3 March.…
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Enforce and extend the bus/transit lanes

Two of the most important requirements to making public transport attractive to use is to make it reliable and for it to be somewhat time competitive with driving. Buses will always be a key part of the public transport picture and so to achieve those requirements it’s critical that buses have priority on our streets.…
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Feb-21 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow is the first Auckland Transport board meeting for the year and so I’ve had a look through the reports to see what stands out. Closed Session The closed session is often where the most interesting items are discussed. Though while there are plenty of items on the agenda, most of them don’t look all that exciting.…
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Wellesley St bus lanes proposal

A key milestone in the construction of the City Rail Link will occur in mid-2021 when the Wellesley St / Albert St intersection is reopened again, having been closed since March 2020. A few days later the Victoria St / Albert St intersection will be closed to enable construction and is expected to remain closed until mid-2023.…
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HOP SHOP FLOP

Auckland Transport have some work before them to make buying HOP cards and topping them up easier. It’s often a long way to a HOP card vendor or top up location, and you generally need to know where they are in advance because wayfinding is minimal.…
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Weekly Roundup – 05-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week Climate Change at Council Yesterday at the Council’s Planning Committee, All Aboard presented on the need for action on climate change and that if they don’t, legal action might result. Stuff reports: Climate change lobbyists are warning Auckland Council it could face legal action if its decisions on reducing greenhouse gas emissions fall short of promises made.…
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AT comes right on Devonport

Last year Auckland Transport consulted on the future of public transport in Devonport, bringing to a head a decision about what to do about their one year, million dollar plus subsidised taxi trial (AT Local) they had kept running for two years despite not meeting targets.…
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Upgrading New North Rd and Symonds Street

In October 2018, we first learnt that Auckland Transport were planning to upgrade a range of corridors across the region to improve bus priority, safety as well s walking and cycling. Initially called Integrated Corridors Programme but later renamed Connected Communities, we saw more detail about the plans a month later when AT refreshed it’s Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP).…
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Weekly Roundup – 22-Jan-21

Here’s our roundup of the smaller things you may not have seen for the week. Britomart Restored After three weeks of maintenance to fix our run down system, trains started using Britomart again and we learnt the extend of some of the works that have taken place over that shut down.…
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PT Changes and AT bringing forward Electric Buses

From Sunday, Auckland Transport are making a large number of changes to many public transport services around Auckland. These changes are a mixed bag, some routes will see additional services added, such as more ferry sailings to Hobsonville Point, while other services are being reduced or cut entirely, though as I pointed out when it was announced last year, that’s not always a bad thing as many are expensive to operate, peak only services.…
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