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The following posts are filed under: Mass Transit.

Buses: beastly blues, or benign bother?

Did you get an email from Metlink today? Some of the Talk Wellington whānau did and it’s made us ponder.

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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 23 Jul

We round up the drama of last week’s bus changes.

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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 16 July

After a relatively ‘slow news week’ last week, it’s a safe bet there could be some fireworks this week if the new bus routes cause any major disruptions. Watch those routes! Here’s some transport talk in Te Upoko o te Ika that caught the roving eyes of the crew at Talk Wellington since last Monday…

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Driving force

July 15th bears down on us: the most sweeping set of changes to Wellington public transport since ages ago. The Hutt’s had a taster and for the rest of the region, the countdown continues.  In this bus-focussed special, Talk Wellington’s been reading the news with a critical eye…

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And we’re off! Doing Transport Differently* (*better)

Today the coalition government released its 10-year Government Policy Statement on Transport, showing how our taxes will be spent on getting around (and quite a lot of our rates too). It’s got some changes from the initial one, which saw much handwaving and consternation, but it’s a strong new direction and at Talk Wellington our…

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I’ll Take the Best Way

Guest poster and Ngaio local Helena writes: I counted at least 20 empty seats on the 9:04 number 45 bus down the Ngaio gorge this morning. At the Kaiwharawhara traffic lights there were at least 20 cars ahead, in all probability transporting a solitary voyager. “Why weren’t these people using the bus?” I asked myself….

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving: “Please, NZ, help us fund Wellington’s transport fat pants”

“Please give us lots of tax money to fund our transport works” Wellington councils are apparently asking Cabinet today.  They will have their fingers crossed that Ministers won’t ask awkward questions like “will this package actually achieve what it should?” because the answer doesn’t seem like it’ll be healthy. 

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Get your local on: last chance, Wellington!

All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open –  it’s even worth missing a few minutes of MAFS.

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Improving Wellington’s Rail Network – Part 3

 There’s no better way to move lots of us around our region.  While the lion’s share of investment’s been going to roads, Wellington’s rail network is finally getting a little love.  Greater Auckland’s resident trainspotter Harriet Gale takes a look at our proposed improvements. 

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Money makes us do stuff, money lets us do stuff…

We all know the Wellington region needs more cash for public transport, plus discouragement from driving that clogs the roads (we said it loudly too).  But how do we get it? One tool is congestion charging.  Auckland’s thinking hard about it – is it a tool our region should use too?  Auckland’s Harriet Gale has some…

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