Lost in Transmission: Junky Economics and Gunky Harbours

The massive Transmission Gully project was in the news twice yesterday. Junky Economics In the first bit of news, the NZTA announced that once complete in 2020, Transmission Gully will not be tolled. “In line with our tolling policy, the Transport Agency assesses all new state highway projects for tolling feasibility,” Transport Agency Director of Regional Relationships Emma Speight says.…
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School Bus brouhaha

The Herald has been making a bit of a brouhaha recently about changes to school buses, with four articles in three days last week on the subject. The articles focus on changes Auckland Transport have been making to school bus services at the same time as rolling out the new bus network.…
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Time to embrace the PT Pass

Auckland has made some big and important strides to improve public transport in recent years, and big changes like electrification, the new bus network, City Rail Link and light rail have or will help to improve PT. While lots of good things are happening, there’s still a lot more to be done.…
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