Archive for September, 2008

Investment Banks Eye Crumbling Roads And Bridges

Reeling from more exotic investments which imploded during the credit crisis. major investment banks are now turning their attention to infrastructure projects with transportation …

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Ameti Delayed Again As Funding Woes Hit Project

Expanding Auckland’s arterial roading network is becoming more like chasing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with the completion date …

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Freight Study Calls For Rail Network Boost

More pressure is being put on the Govt to further boost its investment in the rail network. The National Freight Demands Study released by …

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Freight Study Comes Up Short On Bold Thinking

The authors of the National Freight Demands Study have put the acid on any incoming Govt to beef up investment in the country’s rail …

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Parcel Company Turns To Bankrolling Their Customers

US parcel delivery giant UPS has taken an unusual step to try to shore up the volume of parcels it carries by offering to …

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Bus Operators Cry Foul Over Service Changes

A battle is brewing between the operators of Auckland bus services and the Auckland Regional Transport Authority over the future provision of public transport …

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PPP Supporters Take Heart From Aust Study

Supporters of a plan to use a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to build the $1.89bn Waterview motorway tunnels project in Auckland have seized on …

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Unhappy Public Transport Marriage Likely To End

The stoush between the Auckland Regional Transport Authority and bus operators in Auckland over who should have control over the city’s subsidised bus routes …

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Forwarding Sees Lowest Growth For Four Years

Growth in the global freight forwarding market slowed to its lowest rate in four years during 2007 according to Transport Intelligence’s “Global Freight Forwarding …

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Survey Shows Support For Revised Motorway

NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is crowing about the results of a survey on its revised Transmission Gully motorway. NZTA says nearly 90% of the …

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Bio-Fuels Law Should Push Investment In Sector

The Bio-Energy Association of NZ is talking up the industry’s prospects with the Biofuel Bill being passed last week mandating a small proportion of …

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Rural-Urban Divide Opening On Road Funding

It has been decades since almost every house and business nationwide has been connected to the electricity grid and telephone network respectively but when …

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Self-Confident China Still Invests In Infrastructure

While much of the developed world is mired in financial crises, China’s quest to become a first world country is continuing unabated with transport …

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More Funds For Rail Network And Operations

The Govt will inject another $121m into the rail network as it seeks to revive the railways after decades of neglect. The money, to …

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Credit Squeeze Tipped To Hit Big Projects

As was predicted in last week’s Transport and Logistics, leading economist Alex Sundakov says it will be much harder for NZ to bankroll big …

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Budget Deficits Could Put Spotlight On Transport

The sudden deterioration in the Govt’s financial position from surplus to multi billion dollar deficit will test the Govt’s resolve to maintain its spending …

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New Process Boost For Hydrogen Powered Vehicles

US scientists have found a way to convert ethanol and other bio-fuels into hydrogen very efficiently, by using a new catalyst which makes hydrogen …

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Toll Highway Failure Could Force Rethink

Tauranga City Council could be forced to rethink its plan to build toll roads throughout the greater city region as Tauranga’s existing toll highway …

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Nats, Labour Both Off Track On Transport – Forum

Some clear strategic thinking and worthwhile analysis of Labour and National’s tit for tat war of words over toll roads has finally emerged courtesy …

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No Point Looking To Aust For Transport Solutions

NZ has traditionally looked across the Tasman for direction on many things and transport planners also regularly hop across the ditch looking for inspiration …

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