Weekly Roundup – 29-May-2020

Here’s our weekly roundup. Off-peak fares We’ve long suggested that Auckland Transport should introduce discounted off-peak fares and now they’re doing just that, for June at least. Auckland Transport is discounting fares on buses and trains to encourage more people to travel during the day and at night.…
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Improving our central isthmus corridors

One of the most important projects Auckland Transport has on its books right now is Connected Communities, formerly known as the Integrated Corridor Priority Programme. This is something we’ve talked about before but here’s a recap of what the Regional Public Transport Plan says about it: Auckland has constrained arterial corridors and there will be trade-offs to be made around competing uses including general traffic lanes, cycle lanes, parking and median strips.…
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COVID transport impacts

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a massive impact on our transport networks and the lastest data shows just how significant that has been. Although in most cases the raw numbers themselves don’t tell the full picture. Roads Waka Kotahi have been publishing weekly data on traffic volumes.…
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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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Deconstructing the RTF

Over the last decade or more we’ve seen many of the historic ‘pro-road’ advocacy groups, such as the AA, business lobby groups and even some of the big trucking companies, become much more moderated or even supportive in their views around multi-modal solutions.…
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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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Time’s up for PPPs

COVID-19 has dealt the massive Transmission Gully project another blow and if we weren’t already, it’s something that should give us more pause for thought when it comes to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). When announcing the cost increase in February, the NZTA said the project would also be open by Christmas this year.…
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