Candid recognition of Auckland's transport issues applauded
June 28, 2013
Candid recognition of Auckland's
transport issues applauded
Recognition from the very
top of Auckland's transport issues is gratifying, the
Employers and Manufacturers Association says.
the Prime Minister's candid recognition today of the
transport congestion limiting Auckland's productivity," said
Kim Campbell, EMA's chief executive.
efforts to make an early start on the AMETI- East West link
in particular are to be applauded.
"We look forward to a
more detailed dialogue on the ways and means that these
projects could be funded and to accelerate their start
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