The NZ Transport Agency says increasing public access in and out of Kaikoura via the inland road (route 70) is an urgent priority as crews continue working to restore the severe damage wrought by the November 14 earthquake.
NZ Transport Agency contractors have been working urgently throughout the day to assess the safety of key South Island state highway routes, clear slips and safely re-open roads as soon as conditions allow.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging the owners of used Toyota vehicles imported from Japan since 2015 to check the rightcar.govt.nz/recalls website to see if the front passenger airbags in their vehicles have been disconnected.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging the owners of vehicles affected by the global Takata airbag recall to have checks carried out to address the risk of potentially disabled front passenger airbags in some vehicles.
From today, Wednesday 7 September, all water damaged light vehicles will now require a full replacement of all electronic and pyrotechnic safety components such as airbags, sensors, seatbelts and seatbelt pre-tensioners and wiring.
The NZ Transport Agency is showing its commitment to helping improve workplace health and safety through the creation of a new scholarship scheme for those working in the roading construction industry.
The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country.
Spring has arrived, and with the warmer weather and longer daylight hours making the conditions for bike-riding more attractive, the NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to be on the look-out for people riding bikes, and for everyone to share the road safely.
The NZ Transport Agency has given an undertaking to implement the urgent recommendations resulting from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission’s (TAIC) investigation into the death of a pedestrian at Morningside train station in January this year.