ATAP 2.0 – first details look great

Auckland’s next decade of transport is looking fantastic with latest version of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project just released by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff. We’ll have some more complete analysis but here are some of the highlights: It’s a fully funded, $28 billion package over the coming decade.…
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Upcoming submissions

Over the next week there are a couple of important submissions that you should make on key transport initiatives: The draft Government Policy Statement – submissions close on May 2nd. The Regional Fuel Tax legislation – submissions close on April 20th.…
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An Auckland City-State?

Recently Metro Magazine published an interesting, albeit it somewhat messy piece by former Waitakere City Mayor Bob Harvey asking if Auckland should become a city-state. The basis for it is similar to many of the conversations we’ve had, that Auckland’s population, growth and economy are almost completely different to what’s found elsewhere in New Zealand.…
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Fuel Taxes

Fuel taxes have been in the news a lot lately with both the proposed Regional Fuel Tax in Auckland and the nationwide increase in fuel excise duty as part of the new Government Policy Statement. As such, there has been a lot of discussion about the positives and negatives of fuel taxes as a way of raising money for transport projects.…
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