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Auckland Public Transport Service Improvements Business Case

Securing funding for an affordable 4-year public transport improvements program in Auckland

  • 4

    Year Program

  • 5

    New Frequent Bus Routes

  • 10%

    Increased Bus Trips

  • Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland, New Zealand

Ensuring Auckland’s public transport keeps pace with the City’s growth

Auckland is growing fast with 250,000 new residents expected by 2050. For sustainable travel to be a viable option, public transport needs to keep up with and get ahead of this growth.

As a first step, Auckland Transport engaged us to develop a fundable 4-year program of much needed bus service improvement.

We worked closely with our client and investors to develop a smartly targeted program supporting committed infrastructure investments; getting bus services into developing greenfields areas, enhancing the frequent transit network, and helping brownfields growth.

We maintained a firm focus on finding the “sweet spot” between fundability, value for public money, and service improvements that deliver the most customer and city-building benefits. We also invited investors to challenge our teams’ thinking by presenting the trade-offs and choices between different service development pathways.

The result was a funded program of bus service improvements that delivers what our client wants and what the city needs. This is expected to increase annual patronage by nearly 10% once fully in place.

At a Glance

  • Auckland Transport
  • Auckland Council
  • Waka Kotahi
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Doug Weir, Principal Transport Planner & Practice Leader, Public Transport

My work changes people’s lives for the better by improving access to the things they do and shaping the places they live in.
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Doug Weir

Principal Transport Planner & Practice Leader, Public Transport

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