ATs new Statement of Intent

Every year Auckland Transport release a Statement of Intent (SOI), which is a document essentially saying what the organisation will be doing over the next three years and how that aligns with council priorities. This is one of the key tools the council has to control AT.…
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What Kiwirail is investing their budget money in

In the government’s budget last month, they allocated $450 million to Kiwirail over the next two years $450 million of that funding will be invested in KiwiRail over the next two financial years. “KiwiRail has achieved significant productivity and efficiency improvements over the past two years, despite the challenges of the November 2016 earthquake and the Midland Line fire,” Mr Bridges says.…
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London’s new transport strategy

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, recently released his new transport strategy and – in short – it looks fantastic. Crucially, the strategy recognises that transport is – literally – a means to an end and it really focuses on the question of how transport in London can contribute to that city being a great place.…
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Jun-17 AT Board Meeting

Time has rolled around again for another AT board meeting. I’ve taken a look at some of the key reports to hopefully find some interesting information. Closed Agenda There are a few items on the closed agenda for next week but two look the most interesting and both seem to be related to buying more trains.…
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Road Pricing responses

There have been some interesting responses to the announcement last week that the government and council would be looking into road pricing, including many with very similar themes to what we’ve suggested. Simon Wilson published an excellent piece at The Spinoff on Friday highlighting that we can’t afford to wait years for solutions and that there was a lot that could be done in the short-term to make a difference.…
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