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Breaking Traffic Gridlock No Bad Thing

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

London, Singapore, Stockholm and many other big cities have all successfully introduced congestion charges at peak hour to ease traffic flows in busy city zones and so can Auckland, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. Weve talked … Read more »

Congestion Charging Could Work If Offset By Productivity Gains

Press Release – EMA

Introducing congestion charging to Auckland and other congested cities around New Zealand is a matter of when not if but the conversation with the road using public needs to start now, says the EMA. The Ministry of Transport today released The Congestion … Read more »

Congestion Charge Must Not Milk Motorists

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is warning Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to take heed of the most important recommendation in the road pricing report released today : The primary objective of congestion pricing is to improve network performance, … Read more »

NRC Offers Qualified Support To Congestion Charges

Press Release – National Road Carriers

Congestion charges for Auckland roads would be supported by the road freight industry if the user-pays scheme delivered the claimed benefits of faster travel times and increased productivity across the city, says National Road Carriers (NRC) Chief Executive … Read more »

Reaffirmed Road Pricing Benefits Demonstrate The Need To Take Action And Implement

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Todays release of a study showing the benefits of road pricing in Auckland is a step in the right direction, but if we dont take action and move to implementation, we will be having the same conversation again in another five years, says Hamish … Read more »

AT Says New Multi-agency Report Recommends A Key Tool For Getting Auckland Moving More Efficiently

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) says the proposed introduction of congestion charging would be an important tool for creating a more efficient road network and a more productive Auckland. Officials from six agencies in central Government and Auckland Council, … Read more »

Feedback Sought On Long-term Transport Plans For Auckland’s Northwest

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on a series of future transport plans aiming to improve access and transport choices for new growth areas in the northwest. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport are seeking community feedback … Read more »

Mackenzie District’s New Pull-over Areas, Part Of NZ Upgrade Programme, Tenders Going Out For Four Main Packages Of Work

Press Release – NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is tendering for new highway pull-over areas in the South Islands Mackenzie Basin alongside improvements to existing stopping places. This project, which combines safety with enhancing the visitor driver experience, … Read more »

Have Your Say Reminder: Middle Renwick Road Cycle Lane Consultation

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Middle Renwick Road (State Highway 6) in Blenheim is getting cycle lanes thanks to some welcome funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The upgrade will provide a separate, defined lane for cyclists and a painted buffer line between the cycle … Read more »

2020 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer: High Costs And Lower Frequency Of Transport Options, Number One Barrier

Press Release – Export NZ

The 2020 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer released today, finds the number one barrier to exporting is the high cost and lower frequency of transport options to get products to market, which is largely due to the impact of Covid-19 on supply chains around … Read more »

Auckland Airport Digital Twin Maps Course For International Award

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airports development of Building Information Models (BIM) or digital replicas of buildings to support the design and management of key infrastructure assets, has been celebrated with a prestigious international award. Auckland Airport … Read more »

Waka Kotahi & Partners Celebrate Completion Of SH1 Ōpaoa River Bridge Project With Dawn Pou Whenua Blessing & Unveiling

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has officially marked the completion of the paoa River Bridge project in Wairau/Blenheim with the blessing and unveiling of a spectacular pou whenua, alongside the opening of the new walking and cycling facilities on the … Read more »

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