October-21 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow the Auckland Transport board meet again and here are the highlights from their board reports. You can also watch the open session of the meeting live between 9am to 10:10am via this Microsoft Teams link. Closed Agenda Below are the most interesting items from the closed agenda.…
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How do our Fares Compare

In order for Auckland to achieve its goals of reducing emissions, improving liveability and mobility we are going to require significant mode shift away from driving. Some of that shift will come from people travelling less, some from a shift to active modes but the lion’s share will need to come from more people using public transport.…
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A Mill Rd Alternative

In June the government announced changes to their NZ Upgrade Progamme (NZUP) which saw the cost blow out on many projects. Second to the media’s huge double standard focus on the Northern Pathway has been their coverage of the decision to cut back Mill Rd.…
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July-21 AT Board Meeting

Today the Auckland Transport board meet again and it’s been while since we covered one. Here are the things that caught my attention from the agendas and papers. Closed Session The closed session is where most of the interesting stuff goes, though not entirely this month, and there were a number of items up for approval and noting this meeting that stood out.…
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Northwest Bus Improvements Start

Auckland has had plenty of mistakes and missed opportunities in its transport history and one of the biggest is also one of the most recent, the failure by Waka Kotahi to build a busway on SH16 at the same time as we were expanding it as part of the Western Ring Route works.…
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The Plan for Buses in the City Centre

When complete the City Rail Link will transform how many people access and move around the city centre. Light rail, the Northern Path and other cycling improvements will be the same if they go ahead. Even with these projects many people, and many more than do so today, will access the city centre by bus and I’m sure everyone would agree that the experience of catching buses needs to be improved.…
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