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Auckland’s Transport At The Crossroads


Auckland’s Transport At The Crossroads

The future of Auckland’s public transport is at a crossroads.

Phil Twyford, Labour’s Auckland issues spokesperson, says there is significant planning underway for many public transport investments in Auckland, and associated funding challenges requiring local and central government partnership.

“It is timely that a public meeting is being held to discuss what’s required to keep Auckland’s transport on track,” Phil says.

The meeting is being held at 6.30pm, Thursday, August 25, at the Trades Hall, 149 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn.

Speakers include Joshua Arbury from the Campaign for Better Transport & Auckland Transport Blog, who will speak about Auckland’s wants and needs, Mike Lee, Chair of the Auckland Council Transport Committee, will discuss what the obstacles are to progress, Wayne Butson, Railway, Maritime and Tramways Union National Secretary, will discuss why public transport investment is good for the economy, workforce and New Zealand Inc. Labour Party List MP Phil Twyford will cover what Labour offers Auckland.

The meeting marks the launch of the Auckland Labour Environmental Network.

All are welcome to attend.


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