Transport Agencies don’t want Harbour Tunnels

It seems even our transport agencies don’t want Labour’s harbour crossing plans. In August the previous government and Waka Kotahi announced their absurd preferred option the new harbour crossing that at the time was estimated to cost $35-45 billion. It included both road tunnels and a wiggly light rail tunnel extending from Wynyard Quarter all the way to Albany.…
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Making PT better by experiencing it

A couple of articles caught my attention over the weekend that I think ultimately are somewhat related. First up, following a number of articles last week about he new WX1 route, yesterday Todd Niall reported on how some senior managers from Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi tried it out.…
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Congestion Pricing back on the agenda

Road pricing, congestion pricing, time of use pricing, whatever you want to call it, it’s back on the council’s agenda with a report going to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee on the next steps. The recommendation is also that the committee “endorse the creation of a joint Auckland Transport / Auckland Council programme team to implement Time of Use Charging“.…
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Improving Wellesley St

A paper to the Auckland Transport board tomorrow is looking for approval and funding to finally make some progress on another of the key city centre public transport projects – the Wellesley St Bus Improvements (WSBI). This along with the Te Hā Noa – the Victoria St Linear Park are two of the flagship projects as part of the council’s Midtown Regeneration plans.…
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September-23 AT Board Meeting

Today the AT board meet again and once again I’ve taken a look at what’s on the agenda to find the most interesting items. Closed Agenda Interestingly when I first looked at the agendas this paper was there but at the time of writing this post it had been removed.…
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Improving Carrington Rd?

With all of the housing planned for the Carrington development (as well as additional development happening within the wider area, Auckland Transport have launched an initial consultation on plans to upgrade Carrington Rd with bus/transit and bike lanes. The Carrington Road Improvements project is evaluating how space within the street can best be used, to accommodate population growth and provide people with improved travel options.…
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August-23 AT Board Meeting

It’s been a few months since the last AT board meeting but the next one is today – and there’s a lot on the agenda. So, here’s a look at some of the things that stand out Closed Agenda AT have been moving a lot of items into the open session of their meeting which is great but there are still a few things in the closed session.…
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AT Pulls the Parking Lever

Yesterday Auckland Transport announced that they’d discovered they can change parking prices across the region. From 28 August new hourly rates will apply for on-street parking and parking at Auckland Transport-managed parking buildings across the region, Auckland Transport says. The revised parking charges from next Monday are the first region-wide changes to parking charges in over a decade – since Auckland Transport was formed in November 2010.…
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