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Decision Digest – February 2024 Auckland Transport Board meeting

The Auckland Transport (AT) Board held its first meeting for 2024 on Tuesday, welcoming new Board Chair Richard Leggat. In his introductory comments, Mr Leggat acknowledged the recent passing of MP and former Auckland Councillor Efeso Collins.

Public transport hits highest usage in five years

Nearly two million trips were taken on Auckland’s buses, trains and ferries last week – the most since before Covid-19, and this is only expected to get busier heading into March. 

Consider travel options for Big Gay Out

Auckland Transport (AT) will be working proactively to manage congestion and keep people moving during Big Gay Out in Point Chevalier on Sunday, and is advising attendees and those travelling through the area to plan ahead before they travel. 

Auckland deserves a rail network that can withstand a warm day

It is enormously disappointing that AT is having to cancel train services today because of speed restrictions put in place by KiwiRail on the Auckland rail network due to hot tracks.

Plenty of ways to get around during Auckland’s busiest time of year

The next two months are expected to be the busiest in five years on Auckland’s roads and public transport services, but Auckland Transport (AT) will be working hard to get Aucklanders where they need to go, however they decide to travel. 

Extension of Meola Road closure expected to bring forward completion date by 6-8 weeks, save up to $400,000 in construction costs and allow faster travel time

Auckland Transport’s Director of Infrastructure and Place, Murray Burt is reassuring local residents that the decision to extend the full closure of Meola Road for an additional 10-12 weeks will reduce the time to complete the works by up to two months (delivering a saving of up to $400,000) and minimise the overall disruption felt by the community.

Statement on safety measures and raised crossings

The safety of people walking and cycling is a significant concern for Auckland Transport, and we remain committed to reducing the number injured or killed on our roads each year.

Fares to increase following annual review

Public transport fares in Auckland will rise from 4 February 2024 to help meet significant and sustained operating cost increases.