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Marlborough visitors encouraged to use water taxis
8 Dec 2022   /

Marlborough visitors encouraged to use water taxis

Visitors to Kenepuru and the Marlborough Sounds are encouraged to use a water taxi to avoid getting caught in road closures.


Govt commits $350m for greener transport
5 Dec 2022   /

Govt commits $350m for greener transport

The government has provided $350m for 46 councils to help achieve a greener, more efficient, and safer transport infrastructure for New Zealanders and support the Emissions Reduction Plan.


More action, less talk for new Auckland harbour crossing – Bridges
15 Nov 2022   /

More action, less talk for new Auckland harbour crossing – Bridges

Auckland’s much-debated second harbour crossing is up for debate once again, and businesses in the city are calling for a clear roadmap.


Auckland rolls out more e-buses, tourists to benefit
15 Nov 2022   /

Auckland rolls out more e-buses, tourists to benefit

Auckland Transport’s TāmakiLink bus service now has eight new electric buses to complement an additional 27 serving the Eastern Bays routes across the city.


ComCom to act as ‘regulatory backstop’ for fairer fuel prices
9 Nov 2022   /

ComCom to act as ‘regulatory backstop’ for fairer fuel prices

The Commerce Commission will soon have more power to set fairer fuel prices through changes made to the way the wholesale fuel market functions.


BCA revises alpine safety code
7 Nov 2022   /

BCA revises alpine safety code

The code enables operators to minimise the risks associated with transporting passengers through alpine environments.


What about tour drivers? BCA on govt’s $61m bus wage boost
31 Oct 2022   /

What about tour drivers? BCA on govt’s $61m bus wage boost

The govt’s investment must be made with consistency, fairness and sustainability, says the association.


Cruise is back in Dunedin – with transport teething problems too
28 Oct 2022   /

Cruise is back in Dunedin – with transport teething problems too

A lack of transport in Dunedin for cruise passengers is tipping “money down the drain”, according to one prominent operator in the city.


National public transport ticketing system a simpler method for visitors – Wood
26 Oct 2022   /

National public transport ticketing system a simpler method for visitors – Wood

The rollout of a national public transport ticketing system will simplify payment methods for people visiting new towns, says Transport Minister Michael Wood.


Bee Card rolled out on Queenstown ferries
26 Oct 2022   /

Bee Card rolled out on Queenstown ferries

Queenstown public transport users will now be able to use their Bee Card to travel on ferry services from today.


Wellington moves to reduce visitor transport emissions
27 Sep 2022   /

Wellington moves to reduce visitor transport emissions

WellingtonNZ and GWRC partner to try and make it easier for visitors to the capital to take public transport.


Water taxi subsidies for Marlborough Sounds
26 Aug 2022   /

Water taxi subsidies for Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough District Council will offer subsidised water taxi services to visitors, workers and residents around the Marlborough Sounds who were affected by weather damage that caused road washouts and slips last week.


Proposed Auckland Harbour Bridge walking, cycling trial scrapped
22 Aug 2022   /

Proposed Auckland Harbour Bridge walking, cycling trial scrapped

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has shut down a proposed trial to allocate lanes on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge to walkers and cyclists.


Wellington urged to approve electric bus, stadium project
18 Aug 2022  

Wellington urged to approve electric bus, stadium project

Greater Wellington’s climate committee is urging the regional council to approve two carbon reduction and energy efficiency projects from Metlink and Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.


“We are heading pell-mell back to the 1970s” – BCA on govt’s transport plans
16 Aug 2022   /

“We are heading pell-mell back to the 1970s” – BCA on govt’s transport plans

The BCA criticises the government’s new public transport plans as a throwback to the past and a disservice to all those working in the industry.


Lower speed limits between Christchurch, Akaroa
2 Aug 2022   /

Lower speed limits between Christchurch, Akaroa

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will drop the speed limit on State Highway 73 and 75 between Christchurch and Akaroa in early September.


Govt extends fuel tax cut until Jan 2023
18 Jul 2022  

Govt extends fuel tax cut until Jan 2023

The government has extended its cut to fuel excise tax by 25 cents per litre until 31 January 2023, providing some relief for tourism operators’ transport and fuel budgets.


“Room for improvement” – police sweep ski field commercial passenger vehicles
14 Jul 2022   /

“Room for improvement” – police sweep ski field commercial passenger vehicles

More than 90% of commercial passenger vehicles inspected at the country’s major ski destinations have been compliant, say police and Waka Kotahi.


Auckland Airport sees “unprecedented” demand
13 Jul 2022   /

Auckland Airport sees “unprecedented” demand

Auckland Airport is encouraging people to leave their cars at home and take alternative modes of transport when travelling during the July school holidays.


Queenstown bus services reduced
13 Jul 2022   /

Queenstown bus services reduced

Bus services in Queenstown and Dunedin are being reduced from Tuesday 19 July due to driver shortages, winter illness and Covid, says the Otago Regional Council.


Canterbury, Otago highway snow to clear today – NZTA
13 Jul 2022   /

Canterbury, Otago highway snow to clear today – NZTA

The last few highways still closed by Tuesday’s heavy snowfall should be opening around lunchtime or early afternoon today, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.


Wellington’s airport bus fleet goes electric
1 Jul 2022  

Wellington’s airport bus fleet goes electric

Ten new electric buses will service Wellington’s reinstated airport bus service, the Metlink Airport Express, from today.


Airport chief backs Wellington transport plan
30 Jun 2022   /

Airport chief backs Wellington transport plan

Wellington Airport chief executive Matt Clarke is backing the government’s move to improve the city’s public transport network.


$15m innovation fund seeks sustainable transport solutions
8 Jun 2022   /

$15m innovation fund seeks sustainable transport solutions

Waka Kotahi has launched an innovation fund designed to find solutions to New Zealand’s most pressing transport challenges.


Operators cautious over congestion charging
16 May 2022   /

Operators cautious over congestion charging

They could heap more costs on tourism businesses but they could also help clear traffic and combat climate change.


Auckland, Northland transport projects hit milestones
16 May 2022   /

Auckland, Northland transport projects hit milestones

The tender process has begun for two major Auckland projects: Auckland Light Rail and the Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections.


Auckland Airport to transform transport with $300m+ hub
11 May 2022   /

Auckland Airport to transform transport with $300m+ hub

Works start soon on the new centre, with changes coming for commercial and public pick-up and drop-off.


Ritchies Transport appoints CEO
13 Apr 2022   /

Ritchies Transport appoints CEO

Michele Kernahan has been appointed chief executive officer for Ritchies Transport.


Govt confirms transport subsidies
23 Mar 2022  

Govt confirms transport subsidies

The government has announced a support package to counter rising fuel prices caused by the ‘current global energy crisis’.


Most Kiwis driving less due to rising fuel prices
23 Mar 2022  

Most Kiwis driving less due to rising fuel prices

A Consumer NZ poll has found that 81% of New Zealanders are driving less due to rising fuel prices.


Wellington needs more green spaces, less parking – report
15 Mar 2022  

Wellington needs more green spaces, less parking – report

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Govt commits to second Auckland harbour crossing
31 Jan 2022  

Govt commits to second Auckland harbour crossing

The government will bring forward plans for an additional Waitematā Harbour Crossing.


Govt sets sustainable biofuels mandate for transport
16 Dec 2021   /

Govt sets sustainable biofuels mandate for transport

The government is introducing a sustainable biofuels mandate to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.


Tunnel options for Auckland CBD to airport light rail
29 Oct 2021   /

Tunnel options for Auckland CBD to airport light rail

Partly underground metro and tram options are being considered for the Auckland light rail link between the central city and the airport.


Auckland Airport mass transit improvements near opening
21 Oct 2021   /

Auckland Airport mass transit improvements near opening

As part of the larger project to upgrade State Highway 20B near Auckland Airport, mass transit bus lanes will shortly be completed at the George Bolt entrance to the facility, increasing the speed and frequency of access possible.


RAL, BCA back coroner’s fatal bus crash findings
14 Oct 2021   /

RAL, BCA back coroner’s fatal bus crash findings

The coroner’s report into the 2018 crash that killed 11-year-old Hannah Francis may prompt stricter safety standards.


Unions push for methanol Cook Strait ferries
30 Aug 2021   /

Unions push for methanol Cook Strait ferries

Transport unions are asking whether the fuel type for the new inter-island ferries can be switched to a more environmentally-friendly option.


Auckland’s $26.6m safe cycle route opens
2 Aug 2021   /

Auckland’s $26.6m safe cycle route opens

The opening of two bridges across the Northern Motorway marks the completion of the government’s $26.6m Northcote Safe Cycle Route.


Seatoun ferry wharf to close for a year
20 Jul 2021   /

Seatoun ferry wharf to close for a year

Seatoun Wharf in Wellington will close on 23 July or 12 months for repairs and upgrades.


Christchurch calls for e-scooter providers
2 Jul 2021  

Christchurch calls for e-scooter providers

Permits for Lime and Flamingo due to expire end-August.


New airport express bus slated for Wellington
1 Jul 2021  

New airport express bus slated for Wellington

Metlink seeking operator for new service.


e-scooter permit goes to new supplier in Dunedin
21 Jun 2021   /

e-scooter permit goes to new supplier in Dunedin

Lime leaves after weighing up factors following new bylaw.


Waikato-Auckland rail service gets boost in long term plan
31 May 2021  

Waikato-Auckland rail service gets boost in long term plan

Saturday train services to to be extended.


Hamilton streets to get temporary makeover
26 May 2021   /

Hamilton streets to get temporary makeover

Trial projects part of Waka Kotahi-NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets for People programme.


Resort transport project gets green light
20 Apr 2021  

Resort transport project gets green light

A project to significantly improve transport links in Queenstown and reduce congestion for locals and visitors in the tourism hotspot has secured government approval.


Auckland to green light gondola harbour crossing
1 Apr 2021  

Auckland to green light gondola harbour crossing

Auckland City Council is close to signing a deal with a developer to build a new cable car service across the city’s harbour.


More choice, better integrated transport needed for tourists – CCC
25 Mar 2021   /

More choice, better integrated transport needed for tourists – CCC

EVs – like Nomad Safaris’ Tesla – can play a bigger role in tourism, says the Climate Change Commission.


Guidance for transport operators updated after alert level changes
9 Mar 2021  

Guidance for transport operators updated after alert level changes

The Ministry of Transport has updated its Alert Levels 1 and 2: Covid-19 Guidance for Transport Operators document.


$8bn transport investment up for public consultation
24 Feb 2021   /

$8bn transport investment up for public consultation

A draft plan for an $8bn upgrade in Waikato transport infrastructure has been signed-off for public consultation.


Metlink considered for Airport Flyer replacement
10 Feb 2021  

Metlink considered for Airport Flyer replacement

With NZ Bus ending its Airport Flyer service in November last year, the region’s public transport users have been left with no direct access to the airport.