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Tax into Transport: the next three years’ National Land Transport funding

On Friday the Transport Minister announced the 2018-21 funding from the National Land Transport Fund. It’s a big deal because it’s the tax money that funds how we get around.  The press release is the usual stuff, but here’s what they say Wellington’s going to get…  

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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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Time is money: simple, and problematic

We invest in transport because – overwhelmingly – the calculations say we will get where we’re going faster and time is valuable so it’s worth it. But the ways we’ve assigned a dollar value to it are pretty weird, explains Matt Lowrie of Greater Auckland.

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NZ roads: heaps safer soon?

News!  The government’s going to spend our dollars differently on transport: less of some stuff, and more of other stuff.  Greater Auckland’s Matt Lowrie has read the new draft Transport Investment Proposal so you don’t have to.  And it’s good news if you think our road toll trend is a bad thing. This post was originally…

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Taxes and Tolls and Trains! Oh My!

The government’s Policy Statement on Land Transport is now open for public input.  Talk Wellington observes the responses – including some doomsaying, fear and trembling.  Should we care, and if so should we all be crying “Hooray!” or “Help!”?

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Weekend reading 17.2.18

In this weekend’s food for thought: optimism, excitement and innovation in Christchurch – scrapped, top to bottom.  Was a key regeneration project doomed, did someone kill it, or did we starve it?

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