Biting the Breast that Feeds Us

I was saddened to read some recent news articles (here and here) that described a young mother in Auckland being kicked off the bus for breastfeeding her child. My heart goes out to this woman and her child. As someone who will soon be a parent myself, I was saddened to find this is still a problem for two reasons.…
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Dec-17 AT Board Meeting

The last Auckland Transport board meeting of the year is today. It also happens to be outgoing CEO David Warburton’s last one too with his replacement, Shane Ellison, starting on Monday next week. Here’s what I found interesting in the papers.…
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Options for Regional and Metro heavy rail services in Auckland

Greetings from France! Before getting into the detail, I thought I’d lull you into a sense of calm by sharing a photo from one of the little villages (Saint Beat) we recently visited. P.s. The Pyrenees are stunning. I started writing this post while sitting on the TGV from Toulouse to Paris, which takes circa 4.5 hours via a new section of track between Bordeaux and Paris that opened approximately 2 months ago.…
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Mid-Town Bus Business Case doesn’t support ATs position

It’s no secret that we felt that Auckland Transport’s preferred option for mid-town buses is incredibly stupid. Both because we think it’s bad for buses and bus users, due to buses getting caught in traffic and also because it actively works against the city’s goal of transforming Victoria St into a people focused space, particularly in the form of the Linear Park.…
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Getting event PT right and setting records doing it

Adele’s recent concerts broke records for ticket sales in NZ but they also contributed to some transport records too. Auckland Transport have announced that Thursday last week, the first of her three concerts has set the record for the most trips on public transport recorded for a single day at just under 400,000 trips (261k on buses, 113k on rail and 25k on ferries).…
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