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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The interim review of Wellington’s Transmission Gully motorway project has identified weaknesses in New Zealand’s PPP procurement process and has made recommendations to make sure this never happens again Transmission Gully has long been a dog of a project, says Greater Auckland’s Matt Lowrie. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The opening of a new South Auckland cycling project designed to improve access for cyclists to public transport hubs has led to an immediate increase in children biking to school The new privately funded cycle network at Drury South Crossing, New Zealand’s largest industrial and residential development, has created 9km of urbanised cycle paths that will provide thousands of local residents with safe walking or bike access to Drury Central – one of three new train stations planned for the Drury area. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The Government’s new light rail establishment unit represents an opportunity to rethink the wider transport and development vision for Auckland to tackle congestion, carbon and housing affordability challenges, says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director, Hamish Glenn The Government announced this week it is setting up a new Establishment Unit to evaluate options for rapid transit between the city centre and Mangere. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);As Auckland’s emissions are set to worsen, Wellington reports a 7% decrease in net emissions over the last 20 years, despite experiencing a 26% population increase Wellington’s use of electric vehicle (EV) chargers has tripled in the last six months, and almost 11,000 Wellingtonians are now members of car share schemes. Continue →
Transport
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The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) 2021-31 package will invest $31 billion into critical transport infrastructure and services across Auckland, but it faces criticism for failing to tackle the big issues ATAP largely reflects and builds upon the $28 billion 2018 package, which focussed on developing a rapid transit network, walking and cycling, safety and unlocking growth. Continue →
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The Auckland Light Rail has the potential to revolutionise the city’s public transport network – but only if done right, says Anderson Lloyd Partner, Anton Trixl The Auckland Light Rail was one of the most ambitious projects for the Auckland region, set to transform the public transport network. Continue →
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Tolling strategic corridors on the Auckland road network will reduce congestion by 8-12%, finds a report from the Ministry of Transport The report explores a number of different congestion pricing systems used overseas to reduce congestion and improve travel times. Continue →
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The 10-kilometre long Christchurch Northern Corridor will partially open today ahead of its full opening in mid December From Monday 30 November to Friday 11 December one traffic lane in each direction will be open. Continue →
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Motorists with smartphones could help maintain road quality by sending ‘crowdsourced’ data from their mobiles that would allow engineers to assess when repairs are needed, according to a new study by the University of Birmingham Road roughness is an important measure of condition and ride quality, but many agencies around the world with large road networks lack the resources to regularly check the state of their highways and make informed maintenance decisions. Continue →
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The Government has asked Infracom (New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga) to oversee an urgent and wide-ranging review into the Transmission Gully Project after multiple mistakes and set-backs Infracom Chief Executive Ross Copland has advised that international expert reviewer Steve Richards has been appointed to lead the review and he will be joined by two New Zealand based peer reviewers, Sir Michael Cullen and Lindsay Crossen. Continue →
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The full reopening of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge provides the opportunity for a considered and independent examination of all Waitematā Harbour crossing options, says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director Hamish Glenn “That a steel strut some 6 storeys high could be manufactured, transported and installed into one of New Zealand’s most heavily utilised and critical infrastructure assets in such a short period is something to celebrate. Continue →
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Now is the time to recognise the manufacturing capabilities of Australia says the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) ARA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie says that the Australian manufacturing sector’s capabilities need to be recognised, particularly in the wake of Covid-19, and calls for consistent procurement choices to benefit the Australian economy. Continue →
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The newly released Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) saw a welcome increased investment in transport funding, but more needs to be done to get New Zealand’s transport up to the standard we need The role of the GPS is to outline the government’s land transport strategies over the next 10 years, and to influence decisions on fund allocation. Continue →
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Two major Auckland projects in the New Zealand Upgrade Programme have moved closer to construction with the release of tender documents Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has issued the Registration of Interest, to allow shortlisting for construction companies to build stage one of the Southern Motorway improvements between Papakura to Drury South. Continue →
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The politicking over priorities and funding is underway over the National Party’s $31 billion infrastructure plans but the promise of pipeline clarity and the focus of the programme as a blueprint draws praise If elected in September, National will spend $31 billion on additional transport projects across New Zealand in the next 10 years with plans cemented for a further 10 years. Continue →
Transport
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New National Party leader Judith Collins today announced a $17 billion transport investment programme for the Upper North Island and signalled a future allocation of $14 billion across the rest of New Zealand, supported by the repeal of the Resource Management Act Collins says National would go ahead with everything Labour has said it will do in transport – with the exception of light-rail and the probable exception of the $360 million Skypath 2. Continue →
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Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced the preferred site of the 2.5 kilometre long inter-modal freight hub is between Palmerston North Airport and Bunnythorpe “The announcement of the preferred site for the Regional Freight Hub near Palmerston North is a significant milestone for this nationally important logistics project,” KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. Continue →
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The Government’s decision to end the twin track light rail process provides some clarity, but questions still remain about process, problem definition, outcomes and how now Auckland will meet its transport and housing needs After Government parties were unable to reach agreement on a preferred proposal for Auckland’s Light Rail, Cabinet has agreed to end the twin track Auckland Light Rail process and refer the project to the Ministry of Transport for further work.  Continue →
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The Government’s $1.2 billion rail investment in Budget 2020 will help KiwiRail attract more customers and get more freight on rail, says KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller Building on the Government’s $1 billion investment in Budget 2019, this second round of funding includes $400 million towards replacing the aging Interislander ferries and $421 million to continue the replacement programme for some of KiwiRail’s oldest locomotives. Continue →
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