Time to rethink Light Rail

Tomorrow the Mayor and government ministers will find out just how much more the City Rail Link will cost and how much longer it will take to deliver. While they’re discovering that, it would pay for them to cast their minds to what impacts the factors behind those changes will have on Auckland’s other big rail project – light rail – and whether now is the time to change course for a cheaper and better alternative.…
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CRL Day One plans

Last week during the council’s new Transport and Infrastructure Committee, City Rail Link, Auckland Transport and Kiwirail gave an update on the CRL and the future of the Auckland network. The update and subsequent questions by councillors was quite long, coming in at nearly two hours all up but I’ve put the videos at the end of the post in case anyone is interested in watching them.…
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The Transport Choices Package

Yesterday the government announced the Transport Choices Package, which is funded from their Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF) as part of the actions to deliver on the targets of the Emissions Reduction Plan. As the name suggests, this programme of work is intended to reduce emissions by improving transport choices for New Zealanders.…
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December-22 AT Board Meeting

On Thursday the Auckland Transport board meets for the last time this year, and also the first time since the council new council was sworn in. It’s unclear if they’ll even have a quorum for the meeting. Chair Adrienne Young-Cooper resigned immediately after the council elections, and Tommy Parker resigned at the start of this month.…
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