Auckland Election Transport Policy Roundup

Transport policies typically play a leading role in local government elections but don’t tend to be as important in central government ones. Instead topics like the economy, health, education and more recently climate/environment play a much larger role. But of course a party’s transport policies can often be a major lever in how successful they might be in achieving those other goals.…
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Why we need additional networks

Auckland’s current rapid transit network (RTN) is fairly limited in its reach and quality but the region has some big plans for developing it going forward, some aspects of which are already under construction. Importantly and positively, over the last decade we’ve seen a big shift in thinking from central government.…
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Weekly Roundup – 09-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup AHB fixed Well done to the Waka Kotahi NZTA engineers who have managed to get the Harbour Bridge fixed and fully back in operation in just 2.5 weeks. While it has obviously been disruptive, there are undoubtedly many valuable lessons that have learned as a result and that will help us in the future, particularly around managing disruption and Traffic Demand Management.…
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School Traffic

School traffic – it’s probably not on anyone’s list of favourite things. But it’s a problem worth tackling. If children are safe to make their own way to school, their health and learning would improve, parents would be freed from taxi driver service, and congestion, emissions, noise and fumes would all reduce.…
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What to do about Public Transport in Devonport

Auckland Transport have been weirdly obsessed with their subsidised taxi trial in Devonport. The trial started in 2018 and was only meant to last a year but nearly two years on is still running despite not meeting targets. It has seemingly been kept alive by staff in the hope that if they continue to do the same thing, the result will change.…
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An Upper Harbour Ferry Line?

A few weeks ago Auckland Transport announced a raft of changes to PT services across the region in a bid to save money but also to accommodate growth where it is occurring. This resulted in them cutting many of the often high-cost / relatively low use express services where other options already existed.…
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