Promises, Promises: What do the election policies hold for moving people and goods?

Introduction

With the 2017 elections a few weeks away, the parties have released their transport policies knowing this is the second biggest issue in Auckland after the housing shortage. But understanding all the policies isn’t easy. It seems no party is still willing to take public private partnership seriously despite a global trend that this is the future. So what’s in store.

Funding

As of Friday 11 August the government and Council have agreed that there is a $1billion shortfall each year over the next 10 years to fund the Auckland transport programme. This is due to the pace of population and commercial business growth in Auckland. The government wants the rate payer to pick up the tab, the Council wants special levies and new powers to implement the levies.

Click here to download the rest of the article.