Archive for April, 2011

From the provinces: Funds shortfall puts drivers at risk

Queenstown lakes District Council is warning insufficient Govt funding means drivers could be facing treacherous winter roads driving to and from skifields. NZTA funding …

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News of the week and Odd Spot

Huge Cost For Albany Rail Line – Joyce. Transport Minister Steven Joyce continues to quote huge costs from nameless officials on some proposed rail …

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Low density housing fuels transport issues

An environmental planning expert says NZ’s 10 acre dream is fuelling growing transport problems nationwide.
Waikato University professor of Environmental Planning, Bob Evans says …

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Overcrowding cuts train revenue

Wellington’s regional council has lost $276,000 in six weeks because its trains are so overcrowded staff can’t get to all passengers to clip tickets. …

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Wave of investment into Middle East ports

Middle East port owners plan to invest $46.5bn in facilities across the region.
There are currently around 35 ports within the Gulf region, many …

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Economic pick-up good for freight forwarders

After a difficult 2009, international freight forwarders benefited in 2010 from the improving global economy.
Analysts Transport Intelligence says strategic focus on specific geographies, …

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Bus numbers get boost as fuel prices rise

Demand for public transport is rocketing in Auckland driven largely by high fuel prices which could put pressure on the Govt to allocate more …

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