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Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) – “will Make Congestion Worse”

Friday, 12 March 2021, 1:21 pm | Auckland Business Forum

What is the transport network Auckland trying to build, if the plan for the next 10 years says motorway congestion is going to get worse? “A lot of road cones and disruption is promised, and many of the 75 projects confirmed today will address ... More >>

East-West Link A High Priority For ‘fast Track’ Action

Friday, 12 March 2021, 9:24 am | Auckland Business Forum

The High Court dismissal of appeals against the East West Link project is good news and opens the way for the project to be returned to Auckland’s transport priority list. The existing designation granted in January 2018 will remain in place, but ... More >>


Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 1:57 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Politicians have promised many projects to fix Auckland’s transport system when they win elections. But Aucklanders realise those promises are meaningless without action. What Auckland needs to see is results, bringing meaningful progress on previous ... More >>

Auckland’s petrol taxes – What are we getting for our money?

Monday, 1 July 2019, 8:37 am | Auckland Business Forum

The increased petrol tax today and Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) one year old, prompts a question: “What are we getting for our money?” More >>

Private sector funding key to solve Auckland transport woes?

Friday, 8 March 2019, 3:02 pm | Auckland Business Forum

An inadequate transport funding model is at the heart of Auckland’s slow pace of action to build a modern, safe roading infrastructure able to cope with the city’s fast growth, says Auckland Business Forum chair Michael Barnett. Yet it is a problem ... More >>

East-West Link and 3rd Main Trunk Rail Line projects

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:00 am | Auckland Business Forum

The Auckland Business Forum wants the incoming Government to fast track completion of an integrated investment package of the East-West Link road between Onehunga and Mt Wellington and the third rail line between Wiri and Westfield. More >>

Fixing Auckland’s transport needs bold 3-pronged plan

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 3:31 pm | Auckland Business Forum

The Auckland Business Forum is calling on the next Government to quickly make a big call to change how Auckland has traditionally tackled its transport problems. “If we could duplicate across Auckland the success the Waterview Tunnel project ... More >>

Strategic Auckland Transport Agenda for the Next Government

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:32 pm | Auckland Business Forum

11 August 2017 - Auckland’s transport system is so far behind where it should be for an international city of our size, ambition and pace of growth, it is critical that the next government takes steps immediately to put in place a single strategy ... More >>

Regional Fuel Tax "off the table"

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:23 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Regional Fuel Tax "off the table" clears way for new financing options and faster pace of action More >>

Refreshing to see Auckland and Wellington collaborating

Saturday, 20 February 2016, 1:50 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Refreshing to see Auckland and Wellington collaborating on transport For some time the Auckland Business Forum has been calling for an aligned, single Wellington-Auckland transport strategy and action plan: • An agreed strategy that clearly sets out ... More >>

Accelerated East-West Connection project greatly welcomed

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:58 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Government’s recognition that the East-West Connection project is of National Significance gives the project needed certainty. More >>

East-West Link project delay – “unacceptable”

Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:11 am | Auckland Business Forum

The slow pace of decision-making over the long-promised new East-West road on the north side of Mangere Inlet between SH1 at Mt Wellington and SH20 at Onehunga is shaping as a classic case study of why Auckland’s infrastructure provision is failing ... More >>

Agreement on transport alignment agenda – “a welcome step"

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 4:35 pm | Auckland Business Forum

The Government and Auckland Council agreement on Terms of Reference announced today on how they will work together to develop Auckland’s transport system is a welcome step forward for the City. “Let’s hope it puts an end to Auckland-Wellington ... More >>

A signal that Auckland transport action needs to go faster

Friday, 16 May 2014, 11:49 am | Auckland Business Forum

The $375 million interest-free loan to the New Zealand Transport Agency to accelerate key Auckland transport projects indicates that Government agrees with business that the City must get the job finished with speed and urgency, said Auckland Business ... More >>

East-West Link – Urban RONS proposed for Manukau Harbour

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 11:55 am | Auckland Business Forum

The Auckland Business Forum strongly endorses the decision to focus the East-West Link project on improved connections for freight in Auckland’s industrial hub of Onehunga, Penrose and Southdown. More >>

Accelerated Package of AK Transport Projects - Bring it on!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 9:42 am | Auckland Business Forum

A sod turning today by Prime Minister John Key to celebrate a construction start on a project linking the Upper Harbour Highway to the Northern Motorway signals  what promises be an action-packed few years to get on top of Auckland’s crucial ... More >>

At Last – Light at End of Waterview Tunnel!!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 3:08 pm | Auckland Business Forum

This is great and exciting news for Auckland. The Waterview connection has been under investigation since 2000, and the western ring route under construction in various stages over the past 45 years. Today’s draft decision by the Board of Inquiry to ... More >>

Motorway Network Completion by 2015

Monday, 9 May 2011, 1:07 pm | Auckland Business Forum

5 May 2011 Road Construction Projects To Beat Auckland Gridlock The Auckland Business Forum has identified a list of priority road construction projects and other transport initiatives it wants Auckland Transport and New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to ... More >>

At Last – Light at End of Waterview Tunnel

Thursday, 1 July 2010, 11:38 am | Auckland Business Forum

Completion of the Waterview section of the Western Ring Route will be almost the last major link needed to give Auckland the semblance of a modern transport system befitting New Zealand’s only city of international scale. More >>

Road Construction Projects to Beat Gridlock

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 9:25 am | Auckland Business Forum

The Auckland Business Forum has released a list of road construction projects it wants the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to give urgent attention to in the financial year starting on 1 July. More >>