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Transport
Fri 2 Dec 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has officially opened Coda’s new Intermodal Freight Hub in Otahuhu, one of the largest of its type in New Zealand. The new facility will take containers of Fonterra products from plants in Whareroa and Pahiatua, and in return, send general freight from the Auckland region to Palmerston North. “This new hub will help manage import, export and domestic freight in an efficient, safe and sustainable way,” Mr Bridges says. ...
Transport
Fri 2 Dec 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has officially opened Coda’s new Intermodal Freight Hub in Otahuhu, one of the largest of its type in New Zealand. The new facility will take containers of Fonterra products from plants in Whareroa and Pahiatua, and in return, send general freight from the Auckland region to Palmerston North. “This new hub will help manage import, export and domestic freight in an efficient, safe and sustainable way,” Mr Bridges says. ...
Transport
Thu 1 Dec 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first birthday celebrations for Auckland’s Lightpath cycleway shows the huge popularity and impact cycling is having in the city. The $18 million cycleway was officially opened a year ago, transforming cycling infrastructure in the city centre. It provides a vital link in the Auckland Cycle Network, from Upper Queen Street to Victoria Street and connects directly to the Northwestern and Grafton Gully cycleways. Cyclists are celebrating its anniversary during a special evening ride tonight. ...
Transport
Thu 1 Dec 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first birthday celebrations for Auckland’s Lightpath cycleway shows the huge popularity and impact cycling is having in the city. The $18 million cycleway was officially opened a year ago, transforming cycling infrastructure in the city centre. It provides a vital link in the Auckland Cycle Network, from Upper Queen Street to Victoria Street and connects directly to the Northwestern and Grafton Gully cycleways. Cyclists are celebrating its anniversary during a special evening ride tonight. ...
Transport
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Former Chief Legal Advisor for Treasury Jane Meares has been appointed as Chief Commissioner of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). Long serving barrister Richard Marchant has been appointed as a Commissioner. The appointments are made by the Governor General on the recommendation of Transport Minister Simon Bridges. “Ms Meares has extensive legal and governance experience and sound leadership skills,” Mr Bridges says. ...
Transport
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Former Chief Legal Advisor for Treasury Jane Meares has been appointed as Chief Commissioner of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). Long serving barrister Richard Marchant has been appointed as a Commissioner. The appointments are made by the Governor General on the recommendation of Transport Minister Simon Bridges. “Ms Meares has extensive legal and governance experience and sound leadership skills,” Mr Bridges says. ...
Transport
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement that it has awarded the contract for construction of the $330 million Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway to Fletcher Construction. The Expressway will be a 13km, four-lane highway that runs along the existing State Highway One route from Peka Peka Road to Te Horo, and an eastern bypass of Ōtaki. Major construction will begin in mid-2017. ...
Transport
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement that it has awarded the contract for construction of the $330 million Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway to Fletcher Construction. The Expressway will be a 13km, four-lane highway that runs along the existing State Highway One route from Peka Peka Road to Te Horo, and an eastern bypass of Ōtaki. Major construction will begin in mid-2017. ...
Energy and Resources | Transport
Fri 25 Nov 2016
Energy and Environment Plenary I’d like to start by acknowledging: ...
Energy and Resources | Transport
Fri 25 Nov 2016
Energy and Environment Plenary I’d like to start by acknowledging: ...
Transport
Wed 23 Nov 2016
A $4.9 million network of new cycling and walking paths across Mt Roskill is complete. The Mt Roskill Safe Routes project is a series of widened footpaths and road designs to help slow traffic down and provide a low traffic, low speed environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff officially opened the new network in Mt Roskill today, alongside local list MP Parmjeet Parmar. ...
Transport
Wed 23 Nov 2016
A $4.9 million network of new cycling and walking paths across Mt Roskill is complete. The Mt Roskill Safe Routes project is a series of widened footpaths and road designs to help slow traffic down and provide a low traffic, low speed environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff officially opened the new network in Mt Roskill today, alongside local list MP Parmjeet Parmar. ...