Weekly Roundup – 27-Nov-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Eastern Busway Bridge Seven Sharp ran a neat story on the new busway bridge that’s being built over the Tamaki River as part of the Eastern Busway. City Rail Link Updates With construction well underway the City Rail Link team continue to put out lots of updates and information.…
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Masks on PT from today

From today masks are required to be worn on all public transport in Auckland and on all flights throughout the country. Masks will need to be worn on all public transport in Auckland and in and out of Auckland and on domestic flights throughout the country from this Thursday, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins said today.…
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Weekly Roundup – 13-Nov-20

Here’s our roundup for the week of things you may not have seen. Puhoi to Warkworth Transmission Gully isn’t the only of Waka Kotahi’s Public Private Partnerships to see costs increase with Puhoi to Warkworth now confirmed to have had another one too.…
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Bringing forward the RTN

If Auckland is to deliver the mode shift needed to meet our climate commitments and improve mobility we need to get substantially more people to use public transport. At a high-level this is not a difficult thing. While even ten years ago people might have argued that Aucklanders were somehow different and wouldn’t use PT, experience over that time has shown us that when we provide even moderately decent services that people will flock to use them.…
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Light rail and light metro, why not both?

Last week the new government was officially sworn in and among other things, it means we have a new transport minister, Michael Wood. One of the biggest challenges he’ll face is making some progress on Light Rail. As I covered last week, the good news is he has previously shown himself to have a good understanding of transport issues and the light rail project.…
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NZTA Confirm Rail Harbour Crossing Needed First

Yesterday Waka Kotahi NZTA made a bit of a non-announcement announcement about future harbour crossings, saying that on Friday they’ll be releasing the latest business case which says they need another business case. Importantly though, for the first time they publicly confirm that a rail based public transport crossing is needed ahead of any new road crossing.…
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Weekly Roundup – 30-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup New Electric Buses Auckland Transport has launched its newest electric bus and it’s unique because it’s also the biggest one we’ve had so far. Auckland Transport (AT) has launched its latest electric bus, as the next step towards reducing the city’s carbon emissions.…
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Are we doing enough?

Auckland has made impressive progress on improving public transport over the last 10-15 years, when you consider how low the base was we were coming from. The city also has a lot of exciting plans for the coming decade, many of which are already underway. …
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