Funding media releases

Media releases about motoring and transport funding related issues.

17 November 2014

Increased Auckland Council parking charges miss the point – AA

The AA says that if Auckland Transport (AT) wants to reduce the number of private cars commuting to Auckland’s CBD, the focus needs to go on making public transport a more realistic option, not raisin... Read more

29 October 2014

Transport funding debate must focus on benefits

If Auckland Council is to convince the public to pay more to develop new transport projects, it must focus the funding debate on the benefits to users, the AA says. The AA’s comments follow the propos... Read more

17 June 2014

AA sees good mix in Government’s draft funding plan

The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport 2015/16 - 2024/25 has been welcomed by the AA. The GPS sets the priorities for how more than $3 billion each year from the National Land T... Read more

15 July 2013

Everyone must contribute to Auckland transport investment

The release of the Funding Auckland’s Transport Future document today shows there is no easy answer to the city’s transport needs, says the Automobile Association. Central Government recently committe... Read more

29 August 2012

NZ will benefit from strong transport investment

The AA has welcomed the transport funding plan announced today in the National Land Transport Programme 2012-15. Over the next three years $12.28 billion is planned to be spent on land transport. Ther... Read more

21 February 2012

Road User Charges Bill will mean higher costs for motorists

The Road User Charges Bill just passed by Parliament will mean higher costs for the majority of diesel vehicle owners, says the New Zealand Automobile Association. “While the new Bill simplifies the R... Read more

5 August 2011

Auckland Council should not target motorists to fund its transport projects

The AA says the Auckland Council should not target motorists to fund its transport projects. The comment was made after the Council called for an investigation of new funding tools such as congestion ... Read more

27 August 2009

Transport funding in New Zealand's best interests

"At $8.7 billion this is the largest ever funding announcement for land transport in New Zealand's history. Not only have there been significant increases for state highways and local roads, but also ... Read more

28 June 2006

Plans make a dent in transport backlog

The National Land Transport Programme details how much money is being allocated, and the Transit New Zealand 10-year State Highway Forecast details which projects will receive the funding and when the... Read more

18 May 2006

AA congratulates Government on a fantastic budget

The Minister of Finance, Dr Michael Cullen, announced in the Budget today: an additional $1.287 billion in transport funding over 5 years, $1.067 billion of which will be spent on State Highways; the ... Read more

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