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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Oct-20 AT Board Meeting

The Auckland Transport board meet again on Thursday and it’s been a while since I covered one of them, so I thought I’d get back to doing that again. Closed Agenda As always it’s the closed session where all the most interesting stuff occur and this meeting is no different.…
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Weekly Roundup – 16-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Next Train Shutdown For the last four weeks the Southern and Onehunga Lines between Newmarket and Penrose have been closed while Kiwirail replace the worn out tracks. Trains will be rolling on those tracks again from Monday and the good news is it also means some of the speed restrictions are being lifted.…
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Why we need additional networks

Auckland’s current rapid transit network (RTN) is fairly limited in its reach and quality but the region has some big plans for developing it going forward, some aspects of which are already under construction. Importantly and positively, over the last decade we’ve seen a big shift in thinking from central government.…
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Weekly Roundup – 09-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup AHB fixed Well done to the Waka Kotahi NZTA engineers who have managed to get the Harbour Bridge fixed and fully back in operation in just 2.5 weeks. While it has obviously been disruptive, there are undoubtedly many valuable lessons that have learned as a result and that will help us in the future, particularly around managing disruption and Traffic Demand Management.…
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Rail Harbour Crossing Route Options

The discussion surrounding another harbour crossing has unsurprisingly been running hot over the last week or so given the current issue with the Harbour Bridge. It’s been reported that Waka Kotahi NZTA has completed a new indicative business case for the project but that they’re not releasing the results of it just yet.…
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