Archive for July, 2009

Rise in level crossing accidents causes concern

Transport operators take note. Kiwirail is reporting what is calls a “disturbing” increase in the number of level crossing collisions in the first half …

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Stormy weather puts spotlight on infrastructure

Last week’s stormy weather around the capital could spell more turbulence for the Govt over funding upgrades of the region’s transport infrastructure. The series …

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Heavy Trucks Decision Slammed As Irresponsible

The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) says NZ needs to promote low-impact, environmentally efficient modes such as coastal shipping and rail to handle …

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Ports of Auckland set to benefit shipping changes

Ports of Auckland says a new consortium of shipping lines comprising Hamburg Sud and Cosco serving the port will boost container traffic. CFO Wayne …

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Bigger trucks could take freight from rail, ships

The head of the Road User Charges Review Group Tony Gibson says rail and coastal shipping could potentially lose market share to road if …

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Prospect of borderless access with Aust distant

John Key is to announce efforts to streamline border controls between Aust and NZ when he meets Kevin Rudd in Canberra on August 18. …

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Heavier Trucks soon for NZ roads

Heavier trucks could be plying NZ’s roads by 2010 if an amendment is passed following a successful trial. The amendment would create a permit …

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Imarda says transport industry turning around

NZ fleet management and vehicle-tracking company Imarda expects a jump in revenue and profit for the first half of 2009 – in part thanks …

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Big truck rule change will stimulate industry

Truck-Trailer Manufacturers Federation (TTMF) national secretary Kate Bucknell says the Land Transport Rule -Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment to allow maximum truck weight to …

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Victoria Park ‘dream team’ eyes other highways

The winning consortium for Auckland’s $406m Victoria Park ‘cut and cover’ project is lining up to bid for other Roads of National Significance. Fletcher …

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Funding hitch keeps train service at station

A daily Waikato commuter train to Auckland could resume as early as September, but hinges on finding $456,000 to pay for a 12-month trial. …

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Questions cloud major ORC transport projects

Question marks are still hanging over some of the projects within the Otago Regional Council’s long-term plan with one having to be delayed. The …

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