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About the NZ Transport Agency

Who we are

The NZ Transport Agency is a Crown entity governed by a board. We are 1372 people working in 14 locations around New Zealand.

Find out about the structure of our organisation, and meet our senior leadership team

Meet our board and find out about its functions

Our purpose

Creating transport solutions for a thriving New Zealand

We do this by:

  • managing almost 11,000 kilometres of state highways
  • funding local roads and public transport
  • managing driver testing, licensing and vehicle regulation
  • running advertising and education programmes to keep transport safe
  • funding land transport research.

Read more about our purpose and how we achieve it

Our priorities over the next three years

  1. Make it easy for customers to do business with us.
  2. Predictable journeys for urban customers.
  3. Integrate road and rail to improve freight network productivity.
  4. Safer speeds that are right for the road.
  5. Driving value through smart road maintenance.
  6. Make urban cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice. 

Read more about our priorities

Our goals over the next 10–20 years

  1. Integrate one effective and resilent network for customers.
  2. Shape smart efficient, safe and responsible transport choices.
  3. Deliver efficient, safe and responsible, and resilient highway solutions for customers.
  4. Maximise effective, efficient and strategic returns for New Zealand.

Read more about our goals

How we plan and report

Every year we prepare a statement of intent, which outlines our plans and goals for the next four years.

Read our latest Statement of intent

We report regularly on how we're doing:

From time to time our organisation is reviewed to make sure its performance is as good as it can be.

Find out more about our PIF and BASS reports 

Every New Zealander is our customer

Find out more about how we work with communities

We work with others to achieve our goals

Our role is to provide a vital link between government policy making and the operation of the transport sector. We work with many other agencies and organisations, both in New Zealand and internationally, to meet New Zealanders' daily transport needs.

Read more about how we work with partners and stakeholders