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Is Australia about to copy our Transport Policies?

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 3:14 pm | Auckland Transport Blog

I can’t say I’m much of a follower of Australian politics so please forgive me if I don’t get the various intricacies right but it is definitely going to be interesting to see what happens with transport over the coming years now that Tony Abbott has ... More >>

Why are ratepayers funding the NZCID?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 9:43 am | Auckland Transport Blog

Infrastructure plays a critical part in our everyday lives and improving our infrastructure is seen as a way of improving our economy and our standard of living. More >>

The CFN: Build It And They Will Come?

Monday, 29 July 2013, 2:29 pm | Auckland Transport Blog

It is generally accepted that Auckland is a growing little city with a lot of potential. It is also generally accepted that it has a transport problem. Mostly this is experienced by people when driving as the problem of congestion. More >>

The realities of Puhoi to Wellsford

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 11:22 am | Auckland Transport Blog

The sheer stupidity of the Puhoi to Wellsford project might be starting to hit home for some of the residents of Warkworth and surrounding areas as the exact route of the motorway starts to be understood. More >>

Are Free Fares the White Knight for Transport in Auckland

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 10:34 am | Auckland Transport Blog

I’ve lived in this city for 36 years and for the last 20 the quality of life has slowly ebbed away through traffic conditions no citizen should have to put up with. Despite the building of more motorways, express roads, adding lanes to existing roads, ... More >>

Oil prices through the ages

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 10:22 am | Auckland Transport Blog

Over the last 150 years, we’ve passed through a number of ages. The Age of Steam, the Space Age, the Disco Age, the Information Age, the Emo Age and – arguably – we’re coming to the end of the Cheap Energy Age. More >>

Funding Agreement Doesn’t Solve Real Issue

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 10:09 am | Auckland Transport Blog

Earlier this year a group set up to gain cross spectrum consensus on how to fund the councils wish list of mostly road projects put out a discussion document on its preferred options and sought feedback from the public on its preferences. One of ... More >>

Auckland Transport Blog: A Congestion Free Network

Friday, 12 July 2013, 12:11 pm | Auckland Transport Blog

In this recent post we highlighted how, despite $60 billion or more of transport spending over the next 30 years, congestion is due to get significantly worse. This is a pretty disappointing result – occurring both in the scenarios when all the ... More >>

Britomart's Birthday celebrated - part of CRL to start Early

Friday, 12 July 2013, 11:59 am | Auckland Transport Blog

As mentioned yesterday, Britomart is now 10 years old and Auckland Transport and the Council decided to celebrate that milestone today. I caught an early (for me) train into Britomart this morning to have a look at the celebrations. Here is Len ... More >>

Electric trains will significantly boost capacity

Friday, 5 July 2013, 11:03 am | Auckland Transport Blog

It’s become clear to me from comments and posts both on here and elsewhere that a lot of people really don’t understand just how difference our new electric trains will have on the capacity of the system. More >>

The Decline of Car Culture in the West

Friday, 5 July 2013, 10:57 am | Auckland Transport Blog

We’ve covered this before, but it’s worth repeating. The OECD nations are all driving less, while developing nations are all driving more. Basically, and I bet almost 99% of westerners will be shocked at this thought, but people in China, India, ... More >>

Funding the government's Auckland roading splurge

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 12:37 pm | Auckland Transport Blog

We can debate the merits – or lack of them – of the transport projects announced last week till the cows come home but one thing is certain. If they are all to go ahead then we will need to sort out is how we are going to fund them. More >>

Auckland Transport Blog: 3 cents a litre, y’all

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 12:31 pm | Auckland Transport Blog

3 cents doesn’t get you much these days. But when you’re talking 3 cents a litre, times 2.5 million cars, using 1,000 litres a year, it starts to add up. As of today, folks, the excise duty on petrol has been lifted by 3 cents a litre (from 50.5 cents ... More >>

Auckland Transport Blog: The Value of Time

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 12:23 pm | Auckland Transport Blog

Readers of this blog will be familiar with the notion of the benefit cost ratio (BCR), a figure that compares the forecasted benefits of a project with the financial cost of building it. It’s often used as a shorthand for the quality of a project: If ... More >>

Auckland Transport Blog: Not a loop

Friday, 28 June 2013, 10:29 am | Auckland Transport Blog

It’s great to hear that the government has now agreed to support the City Rail Link, after a couple of years of dragging its feet. We’ll have more to say on the detail of their plans over the next few days – in fact, we may have to wait till ... More >>

Are More Road Lanes Across the Waitemata A Good Idea?

Friday, 28 June 2013, 10:21 am | Auckland Transport Blog

Like the news of the government at last supporting the construction of the City Rail Link which leaked out yesterday, news is now becoming widespread that John Key will also announce some kind of fast tracking of the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing. ... More >>