Auckland Transport's Western Express spearheads a major overhaul in West and Northwest Auckland's bus services, introducing 7km of new bus lanes, new interchanges and over 40 stops for enhanced frequency.
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Auckland's Public Transport Growth Programme is designed to make public transportation faster, more reliable and attractive while addressing disruptions, modernising fares and enhancing the overall customer experience.
With this milestone, Kinetic solidifies its position as the largest operator of electric buses in New Zealand, boasting a fleet of 200 zero-emission vehicles distributed across eight depots in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
With an increasing number of zero-emission buses in operation and a well-defined roadmap for the future, Auckland Transport is taking significant measures to establish a more environmentally friendly public transportation system.
The new electric bus depot in Panmure will reduce burden on the grid whilst improving the environmental impact of Auckland’s electric bus fleet.
NZ Bus will support Kinetic in the decarbonisation of its public transport fleet by accelerating the roll-out of zero-emission buses, as well as expand its operations to the cities of Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga.
The introduction of integrated fares was scheduled to be earlier in the year, but was delayed due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee has endorsed Auckland Transport's applications to the Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, which looks to develop innovative solutions to make Auckland safer and more sustainable.
Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff, said that investment in infrastructure and improvements to services are encouraging the strong growth.
What does your ideal public transport look like? Auckland Transport (AT) and the Waiheke Local Board are working together on a collaborative plan for the next ten years for Waiheke’s transport system.