Puhinui upgrade confirmed

Some great news on Friday with Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff officially kicking off the upgrade to the Puhinui station. When completed it will become one of Auckland’s most important interchange stations, allowing for frequent, simple and reliable congestion free connections to the airport.…
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Let’s Get Welly Moving released

Yesterday the Government released a package of investments to improve Wellington’s transport system over the next 20 years – known as the “Let’s Get Welly Moving” project. Phil Twyford said our Government is tackling the long-term issues and this 20 year plan is a step change for transport in Wellington.…
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Fare Reduction Options

Public transport fares have been a hot topic this year following Auckland Transports announcement in January that they were putting them up again to cover increasing costs, in part because more people are using PT. Increasing fares at the same time as we want a lot more people to use public transport isn’t a great strategy and in March, our friends at Generation Zero called for AT to freeze fares and for the NZTA to review their farebox policy.…
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May-19 AT Board meeting

Thursday is the next Auckland Transport board meeting and here are some of the highlights from the papers going to the board. Closed Agenda There is surprisingly little on the closed agenda for this meeting with the only things of real interest being: Enterprise Asset Management Business Case Third Party Major Project Support and Mobilisation Active Modes update I wonder if the active modes update will just say “we haven’t done anything on active for years” given ATs abysmal record on this of late.…
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Canberra’s new Light Rail

Canberra is not a city we would normally look to for transport but that’s changing following the opening of their first modern light rail line just over two weeks ago. It’s an interesting and useful example because Canberra is not large city (only around 400k people), nor one known for its density or public transport (as of the begining of the year Canberra’s network was carrying fewer than 20m trips).…
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