Media releases about motoring and transport funding related issues.
17 November 2014
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 raising parking charges.
29 October 2014
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.
17 June 2014
The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport 2015/16 - 2024/25 has been welcomed by the AA.
15 July 2013
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.
29 August 2012
The AA has welcomed the transport funding plan announced today in the National Land Transport Programme 2012-15.
21 February 2012
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.
5 August 2011
The AA says the Auckland Council should not target motorists to fund its transport projects.
27 August 2009
"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 public transport, walking and cycling," says AA spokesperson Mike Noon.
28 June 2006
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 they will be progressed.