Our transport sector is experiencing a period of rapid technological change and is influenced by many uncertain factors such as consumer preferences and the future size and make-up of our population. The ways in which we travel and move our freight around the country constantly change and will no doubt look much different in 25 years. That’s why it’s important to understand the drivers of change and what the future for transport may look like as we head into the mid-21st Century.
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The International Transport Forum has produced a report simulating the potential effects of shared mobility in Auckland. Shared mobility refers to the use of shared taxis taking up to six passengers or taxi-buses taking 8-16 passengers.
MoT has released its Annual Vehicle Fleet statistics. These show the fleet size, number of vehicles and distance travelled per capita all growing during 2016.
The Ministry of Transport has released the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018/19 – 2027/28.
The third evaluation of the new road user charges system has been completed.
The NZ Transport Agency has published the first of a series of guidelines for public electric vehicle charging facilities.
The Government and Auckland Council have released the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) Recommended Strategic Approach.
The Land Transport Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 12 September 2016. The Bill aims to promote the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of the land transport system.
In 2016 New Zealand will host the largest number of events outside of the US for International Drive Electric Week.
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss has announced that alcohol interlock sentences will become mandatory for serious and repeat drink-drive offenders.
How do you rank safety, cost, travel time, reliability, environment and maintenance when you travel? Complete our survey and have your say.
The New Zealand Open Data community would like to see public transport, road assessment and crash analysis system (CAS) data made available in an open format.
The Associate Transport Minister has announced the preferred changes to the VDAM Rule, for New Zealand's heavy vehicle dimensions and mass limits.
As of 1 July 2016, ACC levies for petrol and diesel vehicles were reduced, and the diesel vs petrol charges calculator has been updated to reflect this.
Public submissions on the review are now available, as well as the Summary and Analysis of Submissions from the February 2016 consultation.
The Associate Minister of Transport Craig Foss has released the Safer Journeys Action Plan 2016 – 2020 and the Why do People Die in Road Crashes report.
On 5 May 2016 the Government announced its Electric Vehicles Programme, which aims to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand.
Associate Minister of Transport Craig Foss has released the final road toll for 2015 and the Overseas Drivers in Crashes report for 2000-2015.
The Government is changing the rules for small passenger services.
The Associate Transport Minister released a discussion document on 19 April 2016, proposing changes to the Driver Licensing system.