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Urgency needed on East-West Link alternative

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:52 am | Road Transport Forum

The Environmental Protection Authority’s draft decision giving approval for the East-West Link makes it even more urgent for Government to deliver a suitable enduring solution, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. The Government, ... More >>

Outstanding contributors to road transport industry honoured

Monday, 13 November 2017, 3:47 pm | Road Transport Forum

Outstanding achievement and the promotion of excellence in the road transport industry has been appropriately recognised at the 2017 Road Transport Forum Conference with the presentation of four New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards. More >>

2017’s champion truck driver is found

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:37 pm | Road Transport Forum

New Zealand’s champion truck driver for 2017 has been found following a highly competitive final of the NZ Truck Driving Championship held at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton last Friday. More >>

Minister of Transport to address road transport conference

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8:54 am | Road Transport Forum

The road transport industry is delighted that the new Minister of Transport is to address the Road Transport Forum’s Annual Conference in Hamilton on Saturday, says RTF Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Road transport industry works to refine qualifications

Monday, 30 October 2017, 1:34 pm | Road Transport Forum

Better recognising the skills of heavy vehicle drivers by making the qualifications more relevant to them and significantly reducing associated costs is a key objective of work the road transport sector currently has underway with industry training organisation ... More >>

Road Transport Industry Will Hold Greens to Promise

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:39 am | Road Transport Forum

Green Party Leader James Shaw’s assurance that all transport funding will be treated on an even playing field and that the Government will apply the same benefit-cost analysis for all transport projects is a promise that the road transport industry ... More >>

National Land Transport Fund now a lolly scramble

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:01 pm | Road Transport Forum

National Land Transport Fund now a lolly scramble The Confidence and Supply Agreement between Labour and the Greens directly threatens the integrity of the National Land Transport Fund, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “Prioritising ... More >>

Resilience and adaptability theme of 2017 RTF Conference

Friday, 20 October 2017, 2:41 pm | Road Transport Forum

Over the last year the road transport industry has faced some pretty significant challenges in carrying out the freight task, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Transport infrastructure must be a focus for new Government

Friday, 20 October 2017, 10:08 am | Road Transport Forum

The new Government must continue to make major investments in transport infrastructure if New Zealand’s economy is to continue along its present growth track, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “While it is pleasing that three parties ... More >>

Motorway rock throwers must be stopped

Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:23 am | Road Transport Forum

Rocks being hurled from motorway overbridges are endangering the lives of truck drivers and other motorists and action must be taken to stop it, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “Members have reported through our associations an ... More >>

Road transport industry steps up in pipeline crisis

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:09 am | Road Transport Forum

With fuel now flowing through the pipeline from Marsden Point to the Wiri Oil Services terminal and air services largely back on track it is worth reflecting on the critical role the road transport industry played in alleviating the shortage, says Road Transport ... More >>

Road user charges must not fund light rail

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:40 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley is warning political parties to stop using the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) as a convenient slush fund for their pet projects. “The latest proposal from New Zealand First to fund light rail ... More >>

Mt Messenger bypass critical for Taranaki

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2:34 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Government’s announcement to proceed with Option C for the Mt Messenger Bypass has the full support of the road transport sector, according to Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley and Road Transport Association NZ Area Executive Tom ... More >>

Winston’s port plan Stalinist nonsense

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 9:44 am | Road Transport Forum

31 August 2017 Winston’s port plan Stalinist nonsense New Zealand First’s plan to force containers and cars from the Ports of Auckland to Northport is economic vandalism at its very worst, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. ... More >>

Cross-party support for road pricing

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:52 pm | Road Transport Forum

Election campaigns usually emphasise policy differences between parties, however yesterday’s Election 2017 Transport Summit was a little bit unique in that it highlighted critical common ground when it comes to the future of road transport in New Zealand. More >>

New round of RONS will help NZ catch up

Monday, 21 August 2017, 10:34 am | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed the National Party’s announcement of a new round of roads of national significance. More >>

RTF welcomes Labour’s driving skills commitment

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:42 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed the commitment from the Labour Party to provide driving lessons for secondary school students. More >>

Joining the line an important milestone

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:27 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed the news that KiwiRail and NCTIR have successfully linked up the railway north of Kaikoura for the first time since last November’s earthquake. “This really is a critical milestone in ... More >>

Regional fuel tax an illusion

Monday, 7 August 2017, 11:23 am | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has dismissed the proposal of a regional fuel tax for Auckland as little more than an illusion. “Regional fuel taxes are a nonsense,” Shirley says. “They are notoriously inefficient, never ... More >>

Decongestion can realise NZs economic potential

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 4:38 pm | Road Transport Forum

Decongestion can realise NZs economic potential The decongestion of Auckland roads is critical to freeing the movement of freight and realising New Zealand’s economic potential, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “NZIER’s report ... More >>

 

 

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