Funding media releases

Media releases about motoring and transport funding related issues.

17 March 2006

Motorists unlikely to accept road pricing options

“Auckland motorists are already paying more money through petrol tax than is currently being spent on the roads. It’s a big ask to now suggest they pay $10 a day extra to park their car and $6 a day extra to drive around the city. Road pricing could cost individual motorists $2,000 to $2,500 extra a year if adopted.”

23 February 2006

Extra road funding announcement great news for motorists

“The AA is delighted the government has listened to the concerns of the motorists, and decided to fully fund Transit New Zealand’s $685 million budget shortfall,” says AA Motoring Affairs Manager Mike Noon.

22 February 2006

State Highway plan fails to deliver

“Last year’s Transit New Zealand 10-Year State Highway Forecast was generally agreed to be making progress to address our roading requirements. What a difference 12 months makes!” says AA Waikato District Chairman Trevor Follows.

15 February 2006

AA welcomes Government commitment to fund Auckland roads

The AA welcomes the Finance Minister’s announcement today that the government is committed to paying for Auckland transport projects that have already been announced.

5 September 2005

‘Timeliness’ the new issue in transport

The emerging point of difference with transport policy between the political parties in this election campaign is no longer the amount they will spend but the rate of progress they will demand, said AA Motoring Policy Manager Jayne Gale today.

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