Richard Donnagen Says Hi
Good evening everyone.
My name is Richard Donnagen. I am an amateur photographer and I like to travel and am a big fan of nice cars.
Ben has taken up more of the urban development side of Auckland and has asked that I take over the transport side of Auckland. I first heard of Voakl – now BR:Akl – a few months ago. A regular train traveller and an avid hater of travelling for long on a bus, I came across the blog casually while idling away on the train. I had spotted several other blogs, however, this blog – BR:Akl – has a wider perspective of things and somehow manages to get things done in regard to achieving results.
A classic example of this blog achieving results is the ten trips currently being sold by Veolia Transport on behalf of Auckland Transport. Their discount at current is between 10% and 16%. The new AT Hop cards were to only have a flat rate of 10% discount. As a frequent train traveller this was a big concern to me. After BR:Akl blogged about it and media became aware of what was happening, Auckland Transport reviewed the discount rate and have decided to match the current discount rates.
This is why I commend BR:Akl for what they have managed to achieve so far and what I believe they will continue to achieve.
I am honoured to be a part of this movement and look forward to posting things on a regular basis. At this stage we are looking at a weekly post. This could change depending on how much there is to blog and also how much time I can find to post everything.
Looking forward to meeting you all,