Browsing: Transport

Transport
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An ambitious plan to make Melbourne more liveable by reducing the number of vehicles could serve as a blueprint to solve New Zealand’s growing traffic woes The Victorian city’s transport officials are considering the impact of congestion and vehicles, with the number of people using the CBD grid expected to climb from 900,000 to 1.4 million by 2036. Continue →
Environment
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KiwiRail has committed to help New Zealand move to a low-emissions future, through improving its own operations as well as helping other businesses reach their own sustainability targets KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy was one of 14 CEOs from leading businesses who came together last year to discuss how they could make a meaningful difference in climate change and help safeguard the country’s future. Continue →
Training & Management
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Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology The course, the first of its kind at MIT, aims to graduate students with learner’s class 4 driving licenses. Continue →
Energy
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There are several simple steps that New Zealand could implement to achieve the goal of a low-emission economy, says Toyota New Zealand CEO Alistair Davis   The Productivity Commission’s draft on the move to a low carbon emission economy through a Zero Carbon Act is a sound report on what lies ahead. Continue →
Transport
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The government’s Policy Statement on Transport confirms record investment over the next decade, but doesn’t go far enough according to Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Stephen Selwood Transport Minister Phil Twyford, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Assistant Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter present the draft Government Policy Statement for Transport. Continue →
Construction
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New Zealand’s civil contractors have welcomed the record level of investment in transport in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport, but are concerned a medium-term construction gap risks losing civil construction capability and capacity to overseas markets Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the potential $2 billion gap would occur between 2019-2022 as investment shifted from completion of major state highway construction projects to construction of rapid transit and public transport projects, which would not really ramp up until post-2022. Continue →
Construction
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The world’s longest sea bridge is about to open to traffic after a nearly eight-year construction period dogged by delays, budget overruns, crew deaths and accusations of corruption The 55-kilometre bridge and tunnel project links the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau with the mainland, heavily reducing travel time and bringing together up to 60 million people into a metropolis-style economy. Continue →
Australia
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Construction on Australia’s road infrastructure is expected to continue its growth in 2018 but could hit a trough in later years as governments turn their focus to rail projects According to BIS Oxford Economics’ Road Construction in Australia 2018 to 2032 report, national road construction activity will reach a historical high of over $20 billion in this financial year. Continue →
Transport
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Trial marks a milestone in advancing Urban Air Mobility as Vahana celebrates two years since launch Vahana, the all-electric, self-piloted, vertical take off and landing (VTOL) aircraft from A³ by Airbus, has successful completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 metres (16 feet) before descending safely. Continue →
Transport
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Eastland Group, Gisborne District Council, Ngai Tāwhiri and Eastland Community Trust are collaborating on a significant regional project The region’s ambitions to become a significant player in the national and international tourism market have taken a major step forward, with the announcement of a new terminal for Gisborne Airport. Continue →
Transport
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The joint government and Auckland Council decision to pour nearly $30 billion into Auckland transport over the next 10 years has been generally welcomed by various key sectors Partly funded by a fuel tax, private finance and tolls, the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) is being billed as New Zealand’s largest ever civil construction programme. Continue →
Finance
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A regional fuel tax will be nothing more than a stop gap measure to start funding Auckland’s much needed road infrastructure up-grade, according to the National Road Carriers Association “It is only going to raise a small part of the funding needed,” NRC CEO David Aitken believes. Continue →
Transport
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The nation’s leading road transport organisation wants to see the benefits of the government’s proposed nationwide fuel tax but warns it will have consequences “We realise more investment is needed in transport infrastructure, but it is a case of what the priorities are,” says National Road Carriers Association CEO David Aitken. Continue →
Australia
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More than $55 billion of priority infrastructure is needed to shape Australia’s cities and regions in the next 15 years, according to the latest Infrastructure Australia report Australia’s population is expected to grow nearly 12 million people by 2047, with an expected population growth of nearly 12 million people by 2047, transit projects have been listed as a priority in the government agency’s report. Continue →
Finance
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Driverless cars will eventually dominate the world’s roads but widespread adoption isn’t imminent and there continue to be opportunities for investors in the road sector, according to AMP Capital’s Global Listed Infrastructure team In a paper entitled Autonomous vehicles: the real opportunity that lies ahead for investors, AMP Capital notes while driverless cars will eventually help solve traffic congestion issues in densely populated urban areas, more varied solutions are likely to be required in the medium term and both will require significant infrastructure investment. Continue →
Transport
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Degradation of bridges caused by many different factors, including corrosion and other stresses from both the environment and heavy vehicles passing over them, costs millions of dollars annually The centre pylon of the Makatote viaduct in New Zealand prepared for restoration The yearly cost of asset maintenance in Australia alone is estimated to be approximately A$32 billion. Continue →
Transport
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KiwiRail is reaping the benefits of an innovative growth strategy for its forestry business designed to make the best use of its wagon fleet Its latest financial result shows an 8% revenue increase in its overall forestry business in just the six months to December, driven by strong growth in the volume of logs. Continue →
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