December 2021 articles

National Land Transport Programme

The GPS outlines the Government’s transport priorities to guide investment in the land transport system during the next 10 years. It is reviewed every three years and determines how money from the NLTF will be co-invested with local government in a range of activities to maintain, renew, operate, and improve the land transport system.

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Building out of congestion not working

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga has given the Minister for Infrastructure a draft strategy for how infrastructure can support a thriving New Zealand. The overview of the Infrastructure Strategy doesn’t mince its words; climate change, unaffordable houses, congested cities, and leaking pipes are serious issues we must wrestle with while our population continues […]

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Emissions reduction plan

The Climate Change Response Act 2002 requires the Government to publish the emissions reduction plan by 31 May 2022, after it gave itself a five-month extension in September, setting out how New Zealand will meet its climate targets.

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Congestion pricing investigation highlights its viability, acknowledges obstacles

Developing and implementing successful congesting pricing schemes throughout the world has proven its viability. So, can Auckland do the same or will public perception prove too difficult to overcome? Singapore, London, and Stockholm all have something in common. Despite having much larger populations than Auckland – bar Stockholm – their congestion pricing schemes have generated […]

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The future of aviation and urban air mobility

Innovation in New Zealand’s aviation and urban air mobility industries have come on in leaps and bounds, and the latest Intelligent Transport Systems New Zealand (ITSNZ) webinar panel focussed on how urban air mobility will integrate into our country’s existing transport network.

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A Port on the Manukau

In August last year, Mick Payze and Mark Oxley, together with Richard Reinen-Hamill and Greg McKeown presented to CILT Northern Section on ‘Auckland Port – Move it or Not?’ and concluded that the port should move to a greenfield site on the Manukau. Now 12 months (plus) on, Mick and Mark, this time joined by Sian John, an environmental scientist, have presented a follow-up.

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