The Maddest March yet

I always look forward to the latest ridership numbers from Auckland Transport but March holds a special place thanks to “March Madness”, the time of the year when the usage of buses and trains peak. I had been a little worried about the results for this March due to the combination of two fewer business days, train staff taking industrial action at the beginning of the month and there being a hugely popular series of Adele concerts last year.…
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Accelerating Light Rail Delivery

Could Auckland have had the first section of light rail from the city to the airport up and running in time for the 2021 America’s Cup and APEC Summit? A couple of documents the council surprisingly released yesterday suggest it was possible if all of the stars aligned, but the opportunity to do so now looks to have passed.…
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PT is just too slow

Tomorrow, Auckland Transport will formally open the Manukau Bus Station, followed by a public open day from 10am-2pm. The station itself looks great but I have long had some serious concerns about its functional design. It feels like it was designed by people who don’t use or understand how PT works.…
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