Weekly Roundup – 22-May-2020

It’s the first Friday of level 2 and we’re allowed back in pubs and bars again. But before you head out for a drink with friends, here’s out weekly roundup. CRL Closure of Mt Eden Station and Porters Ave City Rail Link have announced new dates for the closure of the Mt Eden Station and Porters Ave level crossing for vehicles.…
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Weekly Roundup – 15-May-20

Here’s our weekly roundup. Budget Many people were looking to yesterday’s budget announcement to see what projects might get the green light as part of the Government’s call for ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects. However, it seems that announcement is still some weeks away.…
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Is CRL still value for money?

It’s said you shouldn’t respond to every stupid thing you see on the internet but sometimes it’s too hard to resist and that’s the case with an opinion piece published by Newsroom yesterday about the City Rail Link. The piece was written by University of Auckland economics Professor Tim Hazeldine suggesting we should stop building the CRL.…
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Weekly Roundup – 08-May-20

It’s Friday again, here’s our roundup of some of the things that have caught our attention this week. PT back to normal from next week We might be waiting till Monday to find out if the country moves back to Level 2 however Auckland Transport have advised that full PT services resume from then. Hi Auckland, Our trains, buses and ferries will be back to running on a normal timetable from next week!…
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Flashback Saturday: CBD Rail Tunnel Study Announced

(Almost) every weekend we dig into the archives. This post was first published in October 2009. Well after a lot of bad news relating to public transport recently, it’s very nice to see some good news emerging for once. ARTA and KiwiRail have announced a jointly funded study into Auckland’s CBD Rail Tunnel project, to determine the best route, the best station locations and an economic justification for the project.…
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Visions for the future of rail

For some time our rail network has suffered from a short-term approach to investment and development. The investment that has taken place has generally done so on an adhoc basis without clear thought put into long term development and how rail can play a larger role in New Zealand’s transport picture.…
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The Tourism Taskforce

Leading image: Anchorage, Abel Tasman National Park This is a post by Paul Callister and Heidi O’Callahan Tourism in New Zealand has suffered under Covid 19. As the Queenstown mayor says: We must diversify our economy. We must also consider the negative side of global tourism and the concern for the effects of mass tourism on our communities and our environment.…
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