Depends on the Airport terminus As mentioned in Auckland Transit Gathers Pace Auckland Transport has released tender documents for the Botany to Airport Mass Transit Line (known as the Southern Airport Line) … Continue reading Should the Southern Airport Line be Light Rail or a Busway?
Some quick transit wins in 100 days With Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern due to announce her Cabinet today and to go to the Governor General on Thursday it is … Continue reading Election 2017 Over. Now For Some Runs on the Board with Quick Transit Wins
Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin big winners Winston Peter’s fiery speech last night on wanting a change of direction would be what sealed it for a new regime – … Continue reading New Regime = New Hope for our Major Urban Centres!
Logic? Below is a poll from Colmar Brunton on where voters would like the transport dollar to be invested. Pretty comprehensive from @ColmarBruntonNZ poll pic.twitter.com/QV3MSCVjHH — Greater Auckland … Continue reading National’s Road to Madness
Does it make sense It seems Winston Peters of NZ First has created quite the flap about wanting to force Auckland’s port to move to Whangarei despite the economic … Continue reading The Carbon Cost of Importing Vehicles Through Alternative Ports. A Report to Port of Auckland
Government does not have a clue Today marks the Auckland rail network hitting 20 million passenger trips over a 12 month period. Is this significant? Yes it is. From … Continue reading Auckland Rail Network Breaks 20 Million Passenger Trips Milestone Three Years Early
Relief value for Auckland Yesterday I gave a guest lecture to Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato on inter-regional planning and sustainability. My thanks to Professor Iain White … Continue reading Guest Lecture: Inter-Regional Planning and Sustainability
Sydney Lessons With the Southern Airport Line (Airport to Manukau via Puhinui Station) committed as a bus-way by both Labour and National I wonder if Sydney’s light rail scheme … Continue reading Could Sydney Offer a Lesson on Light Rail for the Southern Airport Line?
Quake dents Kiwi Rail Financials For those who say rail is not viable I have this from Kiwi Rail: Earthquake doesn’t diminish strong KiwiRail result 25 August 2017 12:12PM … Continue reading Kiwi Rail Posts $52m Surplus
Moving you places When Labour announced their commitment to the Airport Lines I wrote to The Spinoff on how both the Northern and Southern Airport Lines would work: How … Continue reading City to Airport Express: 30 Minutes via the Southern Airport Line