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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Is CRL still value for money?

It’s said you shouldn’t respond to every stupid thing you see on the internet but sometimes it’s too hard to resist and that’s the case with an opinion piece published by Newsroom yesterday about the City Rail Link. The piece was written by University of Auckland economics Professor Tim Hazeldine suggesting we should stop building the CRL.…
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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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