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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The Harbour Crossing Boondoggle

Yesterday, not to be outdone by National’s mega roads plan, Labour announced an absurd $35-45 billion harbour crossing programme that doubles down on the transport planning mistakes of Auckland’s past. Two new three lane road tunnels under the Waitemata Harbour, one going in each direction, and a separate light rail tunnel that will link to the existing Auckland Light Rail corridor is the proposed plan for a second Auckland harbour crossing, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Transport Minister David Parker announced today.…
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The Pothole Blame Game

Potholes have become an election issue with both National and Labour blaming each other for the state of our roads. For its part, National have created a $500 million Pothole Repair Fund Asked whether this was a political gimmick Brown said: “Not at all, this is a reality of our roads being in the worst state they’ve ever been and the need for us to be investing in making sure that they are safe to drive on so we can keep our economy moving.”…
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City Centre Transport Update – July-23

Last week Auckland Transport gave an update to the council’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee on city centre transport operations. You can watch the presentation here, along with questions from Councillors, it’s just under 30 minutes long. There were a few things that stood out (including from the attached presentations).…
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