In a major step towards the decarbonisation of bus fleets across Aotearoa New Zealand, Public Transport Authorities (PTAs), such as regional councils and Auckland Transport, are now able to apply for financial support from a $136.95m contestable fund.
State highway links in several areas of the North Island are re-opening as floodwaters recede and slip debris is cleared, but Waka Kotahi is urging people only to travel where and when necessary, and asking those who are travelling to use caution and allow extra time for journeys with restrictions still in place in many areas.
Better regulation means better safety on our roads, and today Waka Kotahi starts consultation on changes to fees and charges needed to pay for an effective regulatory system for land transport in Aotearoa.
Waka Kotahi is reminding vehicle owners in regions which have moved to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 that Warrant of Fitness (WoF) and Certificate of Fitness (CoF) inspections are now available at most sites, to ensure drivers can get their vehicles checked and have confidence that they are safe on our roads.
With less than three months until the contractually agreed opening date of 27 September 2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) contracted to build, operate and maintain the Transmission Gully motorway, and its design and build subcontractor the CPB HEB Joint Venture are continuing to advise Waka Kotahi that they remain confident of meeting their contractual commitments and opening the road on time.