Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Funding boost to investigate bus priority

February 8, 2005

Funding boost to investigate bus priority in North Shore City

North Shore City Council has received a $574,000 grant from Land Transport New Zealand to investigate ways of giving buses priority on local roads as part of the Northern Busway project.

Under the city's bus priority measure programme, the council has identified key roads where improvements are needed to help buses move around quickly and efficiently, and centres where new or improved suburban bus stations are needed.

"This programme is a part of our role in creating the Northern Busway system," North Shore City's infrastructure and environment committee acting chairperson, Chris Darby, says.

"North Shore City's bus priority measures will really be providing the 'lungs' of the Busway. It is critical that we get these linkages and connections in place, and it is great to see this significant funding allocation."

"We want buses to move freely around city streets and onto the Busway, so passengers will have a fast, efficient public transport service," he says.

"It is also important to improve suburban bus stations, so passengers have a safe, comfortable place to wait for buses, with adequate shelter and plenty of information."

"Before we can go ahead with these projects, we need to thoroughly investigate each road or centre, develop possible options and consult the community to ensure each one is the best alternative. The funding from Land Transport New Zealand will go towards this process."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news