Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Looming rail budget cuts undermine public transport

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) looks set to submit to the government's agenda to undermine public transport and build more roads.

The NZ Herald report (18 November) of looming cuts to pensioners' free rail travel, Maxx passenger information services and timetable and other improvements, plus planned fare hikes, will reverse all positive and urgently needed moves to promote public transport and cut traffic congestion in Auckland.

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