The state highway system accounts for about 12% of New Zealand’s roads and around half of the 40 billion vehicle kilometres New Zealanders travel each year. Motor vehicles travelling on roads emit an array of air pollutants which can contribute to harmful effects on human health and smog formation.
A carpool is when two or more people share the ride to a similar or nearby destination. Establishing a scheme helps to reduce single occupancy vehicles and assists with reaching the government targets set out in the New Zealand Transport Strategy.
A separate annual report is prepared for the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) in addition to the NZ Transport Agency annual report. It provides information about how the NLTF has been invested to build a better land transport system for New Zealand.