Could the government fund light rail

Radio NZ reports that the government, though the NZTA, could fully fund significant chunks of a light rail line from Takapuna to the Airport.Govt considers fully funding Auckland light rail The government is considering fully funding a light rail network in Auckland, reaching from the airport to the North Shore.…
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RNZ: Urban Density Panel Discussion

On Sunday there was a good panel discussion on Radio NZ talking about density and the Unitary Plan without the usual scaremongering from the likes of Auckland 2040. It’s well worth a listen if you have a spare 20 minutes. Urban density marks a shift away from a traditional single-storey home on a section, towards multi-storey apartment and townhouse developments.…
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The Unitary Plan Roller-Coaster

Since first talked about back in 2013, the Unitary Plan has been like a roller-coaster ride. There’s been the hope and anticipation for a better future for Auckland as the cart climbs a steep hill followed by that brief micro second of confusion before you realise you’re falling as groups opposing housing pipped up and were egged on further by one sided reporting from the Herald.…
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AT Staff Shuttle Fails

Earlier this year we learned about Auckland Transport’s staff shuttle between its offices in the CBD opposite Britomart and Henderson where the building is part of the train station. The shuttle was put on because AT didn’t believe the PT services were good enough for their staff to use.…
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Edward Glaeser on Radio NZ

Last week Radio NZ had a great interview with Harvard economics professor and author of the book Triumph of the City Edward Glaeser. Edward Glaeser proves in this myth-shattering book, Triumph of the City, cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in cultural and economic terms) places to live.…
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Auckland Transport’s Staff Shuttle

Auckland Transport is spending over $122,000 to put on shuttle buses for it’s staff moving between it’s Henderson and CBD offices. This is something I heard about a while ago and Radio NZ has picked up on the story: Staff at the agency which runs public transport in Auckland are being offered a shuttle service for business trips between offices, because buses and trains are too slow.…
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Janette Sadik-Khan on Radio NZ

As part of her recent visit, Janette Sadik-Khan undertook a couple of media interviews. Her chat with Kim Hill on Radio NZ was aired on Saturday and can be listened to here.Or listen here I believe she’ll also be on Campbell Live later tonight @TransportBlog @GenerationZer0 Evening team, HUGE show on Monday that’ll interest you.…
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