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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.


New transport hub opens in Hamilton
1 Feb 2021  

New transport hub opens in Hamilton

The hub would be a major connection point for buses, as well as providing a rail station for the Waikato to Auckland passenger rail service Te Huia.


Auckland Transport cuts public services
21 Sep 2020  

Auckland Transport cuts public services

Auckland Transport is making cuts to its public transport service in response to Auckland Council’s emergency budget and customer demand.


MOT provides level 2 guidance for transport operators
16 Sep 2020   /

MOT provides level 2 guidance for transport operators

The Ministry of Transport is still encouraging physical distancing on public transport even though it is no longer mandatory.


Charter, group tours exempt from face masks
28 Aug 2020   /

Charter, group tours exempt from face masks

Wearing a face covering on public transport and planes will be compulsory at Covid-19 alert level 2 and above.


Auckland Transport issues level 3 guidance
13 Aug 2020  

Auckland Transport issues level 3 guidance

Auckland Transport is advising public transport users in the region to follow alert level 3 guidance and only use public transport when essential. 


Wellington’s Cable Car returns to service
6 Aug 2020   /

Wellington’s Cable Car returns to service

Wellington’s Cable Car will be back in service from this Saturday 8 August after its annual maintenance shutdown.


Wellington Airport Flyer back on the job
7 Jul 2020   /

Wellington Airport Flyer back on the job

NZ Bus has resumed its Wellington Airport Flyer service.


Carpark queues ‘thing of the past’ at Mt Ruapehu – RAL
30 Jun 2020  

Carpark queues ‘thing of the past’ at Mt Ruapehu – RAL

Queuing for a carpark will become ‘a thing of the past’ at Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa and Whakapapa Ski Fields, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.


Auckland streets upgrade plan secures $1.4m funding
24 Jun 2020  

Auckland streets upgrade plan secures $1.4m funding

Auckland will receive around $1.4m in new funding from the Government’s Innovating Streets for People programme.


Transport projects to make Northland more attractive to tourists – NZTA
11 Jun 2020  

Transport projects to make Northland more attractive to tourists – NZTA

The first regional transport projects of the $12bn New Zealand Upgrade Programme are underway.


Avis, Budget remove cancellation fees
2 Jun 2020   /

Avis, Budget remove cancellation fees

Avis and Budget Car Rentals have removed cancellation fees for booking made before 31 August 2020. 


Entrada cuts 80 staff, InterCity resumes services
27 May 2020   /

Entrada cuts 80 staff, InterCity resumes services

Physical distancing measures meant there would be reduced seating capacity, and services might run at a loss.


Wellington operator trumps discounting to go free for customers
27 May 2020   /

Wellington operator trumps discounting to go free for customers

Wellington-based Rover Tours Group says the Government’s wage subsidy has enabled it to keep operating, and it is now offering a free service.


What alert levels 3 and 2 mean for NZ travel
23 Apr 2020   /

What alert levels 3 and 2 mean for NZ travel

Airlines will still be required to severely restrict their capacity to meet physical distancing requirements at Covid-19 alert level 2, according to the Ministry of Transport.


Kawau Cruises to run essential ferry services
20 Apr 2020   /

Kawau Cruises to run essential ferry services

A passenger ferry service between Kawau Island and Auckland’s mainland will continue so residents can replenish supplies and access essential services.


Driver licensing and vehicle requirements to be extended
14 Apr 2020   /

Driver licensing and vehicle requirements to be extended

Legislative changes to driver licensing and vehicle certification requirements will help drivers safely navigate the Covid-19 lockdown.


Travellers get real-time transport capacity data
8 Apr 2020  

Travellers get real-time transport capacity data

Auckland Transport has updated its AT Mobile app to show users how many people are on a train in real time.


BCA hits out against double dipping claims
6 Apr 2020   /

BCA hits out against double dipping claims

The Bus and Coach Association says it is “dumbfounded” by the suggestion of one union organisation that bus companies are ‘double dipping’ on the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme.


Govt to invest $54bn in transport over the next 10 years
20 Mar 2020   /

Govt to invest $54bn in transport over the next 10 years

The Government will invest a record $54b in its balanced transport policy over the next decade.


Trains, buses, ferries to be cleaned
18 Mar 2020   /

Trains, buses, ferries to be cleaned

Metlink is rolling out new precautionary cleaning measures across rail, bus, and ferry today to give passengers further peace of mind.


Forgotten World Highway $13.4m funding boost to help lift visitor numbers
2 Mar 2020   /

Forgotten World Highway $13.4m funding boost to help lift visitor numbers

A further $13.4m will be spent on improving State Highway 43 the Forgotten World Highway.


Milford Sound convoys set to continue as road repairs ongoing
2 Mar 2020   /

Milford Sound convoys set to continue as road repairs ongoing

Convoys in and out of Milford Sound Piopiotahi are set to be ongoing as work continues on repairing the road following adverse weather that closed the highway in February.


Milford Sound convoys continue – no private vehicle access
26 Feb 2020   /

Milford Sound convoys continue – no private vehicle access

Convoys of buses for visitors and essential services vehicles to Milford Sound Piopiotahi are continuing this week, with a small change in frequency and timing from Thursday.


First buses get into Milford Sound
24 Feb 2020   /

First buses get into Milford Sound

The first convoys, including visitor buses into Milford Sound Piopiotahi since the torrential rain of just over a fortnight ago, have gone smoothly.