What the 2017 budget could deliver for transport

Tomorrow Steven Joyce delivers his first budget as Finance Minister. Here are a few thoughts from a transport perspective on what we know will be in it, what might be in it and what we hope will be in it. Photo: RNZ What we know will be in the budget As part of statements made in the lead up to the budget, Joyce has made a number of comments about upcoming spending, including that the budget will set out up to $11 billion of new capital spend which is on top of normal spending from the likes of the National Land Transport Fund.…
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Urban Schools an idea whose time has come

On the weekend our two main political parties held conferences where they started to discuss ideas and policy for the upcoming election. I certainly wasn’t following events closely but I one discussion that caught my attention was about schools. On Saturday it was revealed that the government are looking at setting up urban schools as a tool to help deal with Auckland’s growth.…
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May-17 AT Board Meeting

On Tuesday, the Auckland Transport hold their next board meeting, the first with their new directors. Their board reports are usually full of interesting information so always, I’ve gone and pulled out some of the things that stood out to me in the reports available.…
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