Archive for June, 2008

Long-Term Rail Investment Needed – Ontrack

Ontrack is signalling the Govt to honour its commitment to injecting $449m into the rail network over the next five years and is warning …

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PT Lobby Group Wants Halt To Motorway Building

Public transport lobby group Campaign for Better Transport is calling for all uncommitted motorway projects to be put on hold indefinitely if the price …

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Planning For Success A Dirty Word

With record high petrol prices you would have thought there would never be a better time for public transport planners to be gung-ho about …

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Electric Trains In Doubt Due To Funding Problems

Auckland’s commuter rail services may end up with electrified lines but no trains to operate on them as uncertainty looms as to how the …

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Trucking Sector Wants Toll Deal Investigated

The fallout over the deal to buy back Toll Holdings’ rail operations is continuing with the local transport industry upset the Commerce Commission has …

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Going Global Could Cut Roading Costs

In the days before privatisation and tendering almost all NZ’s transportation infrastructure was built by the Ministry of Works. The ubiquitous orange and white …

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Govt Pushes Sea Change at Ports Forum

The Govt’s Sea Change coastal shipping strategy will benefit all NZers in terms of helping reduce greenhouse gases, taking pressure off the country’s roads, …

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Nats, Transit Clash Over Motorway Tunnels

The National Party claims the decision to build motorway tunnels through Waterview in Auckland has been politically influenced but Transit says the tunnel option …

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Will High Oil Prices Change The Logistics Landscape?

It is hard to know where oil prices may go next week let alone in 10 or 20 years but one thing is for …

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Policy Hindering Integration Of Road And Rail

Poor Govt policy is hindering the ability of the Otago Regional Land Transport Strategy to help integrate rail and road networks. The authors of …

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Heavier Trucks Step To Boosting Freight Capacity

A six-month trial of a controlled permit system allowing trucks to operate at vehicle weights up to 50 tonnes has been launched and the …

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Alternatives To Roading Regulations A Green Sham

Regional Councils up and down the country are quickly coming to the conclusion the Govt’s apparent keenness to promote better integration of road and …

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