Lack of information sparks speculation Rather coincidentally as I was preparing my Ombudsman compliant (actually there is no such thing as coincidence) against NZTA’s refusal of my Official Information Act … Continue reading Treasury at Loggerheads with Transport Minister over City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Project. Opaqueness from NZTA does no favours
Information is of high public interest Update The Office of the Ombudsman has replied with the following: The NZTA CEO has been instructed to investigate the processes and reasons that … Continue reading UPDATES: Ombudsman Instructs NZTA CEO to Investigate. Inadequate Response from NZTA on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail sparks Ombudsman Complaint
Something is smouldering but it has not set the smoke alarm off just yet It is a case of multiple but parallel threads all moving together before they start intertwining … Continue reading NZTA Have NOT Ruled Out Starting City Centre to Mangere Light Rail from Airport End First, Queen Street End won’t start until AFTER 2021
Did Anyone include when Light Rail Runs Through a Metropolitan Centre? The answer to that question and on Mixed Use zoning/housing was no. The result? We get a two dimensional … Continue reading Light Rail and Urban Transformation – A Video from the Building Nations 2018 Symposium. I Have Questions.
Airport Line could trigger unwanted consequences Cities are complicated. These three things can all happen at same time, even in same metro: 1) increasing gentrification; 2) increasing … Continue reading Gentrification: What Has Geographers Banging Their Heads Against the Walls and Has Planners in Knots While Auckland is Not Immune!
Some rather large Urban Geography lessons for NZTA Momentum continues for both the Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (the Southern Airport Line) and the City Centre to Mangere (Northern … Continue reading Airport to Botany Rapid Transit Offers Salient Lessons for City Centre to Mangere Light Rail
Tender processes start Yesterday NZTA began the Tender processes for City Centre to Mangere/Airport, and North West Light Rail where some 450 people (15% of them had to stand … Continue reading UPDATED: 450 Participants with about 15% of them standing – NZTA Light Rail Industry Briefing Attracts Massive Interest
Quite a bit to unpack – Airport to Botany Rapid Transit picks up Southern Gateway Program name Last week was a very busy week with Official Information Act requests coming … Continue reading Rapid Transit Verse Bus Rapid Transit. NZTA Sets Tenders for Light Rail But Terminology Counts
Looking at the Light Rail Lines Last month I wrote a piece on how we are looking at the Northern Airport Line (City Centre to Airport via Dominion Road) … Continue reading Working Light Rail: Some Brainstorming with Starting the North Western LRT Line First
Get both lines done quickly? The recent announcement of the New Zealand Superfund wanting to come in and finance, design, build and operation both the Northern Airport Line (City … Continue reading If the Superfund Can Invest in the Northern Airport Line Can It Invest in the Southern Airport Line too?