$60 Billion – 30 year ITP Approved
I was at the Auckland Transport Board meeting today listening in on the Integrated Transport Program as well as (and mainly) any blood-letting from the latest patronage figures I alluded to earlier this week.
The AT Board did today however, did approve the $60 billion – 30 year Integrated Transport Program. In short the ITP brings together finally a single approach in dealing with all of Auckland‘s transport system from road to rail, car to train, cyclist to walker to ferry. The ITP also lists the amount of money needed – an eye watering $60 billion to maintain and renew existing transport assets while also investing in new transport assets as well. But as the ITP report states as embedded below; the funding is $15 billion short of the $60 billion needed. To make matters more interesting despite the investment via the ITP, Auckland will still be apparently worse off – go figure?
I’ll investigate this some more over Easter but for now happy reading
The Integrated Transport Program
Letter From AT on RLTP
Got a letter from Auckland Transport acknowledging and thanking my submission to the Regional Land Transport Program. The letter I will show in the embed below, but upon reading it I can appreciate what could be just about literal hell for everyone concerned as the city goes about not building a world-class transport system – but rebuilding the existing system so THEN we can build that world-class system (the only other method is start afresh and I don’t think we will like that option much (Christchurch?))
The letter from AT on the RLTP and difficulties that are going to be faced:
And as I write this, the CRL debate is still going around and around the same circle again – more on that later
Submission to Draft Long Term Plan 2012-2022 and Regional Land Transport Program 2012-2015 Complete
Yes I have finally completed my dual submissions and sent them to Auckland Council just a few moments ago. You can read the submissions in the embedded documents below. Focus was on my Local Board, Transport, Port of Auckland and Council Finances. Unfortunately the submission I consider somewhat lightweight compared to my submission to the Draft Auckland Plan.
Never mind, I still have the Hearings sometime next month where I will be hitting my main points home for six.
With the submissions now complete, I can refocus back to VOAKL and all the important issues happening in Auckland.