Transport Futures

Welcome to the transport futures section of the Ministry of Transport website. The Ministry’s role is to take a whole of system, long-term view of the future of transport to help in our role as the Government’s adviser on transport. On these pages, we share our thinking on possible visions for the future of transport. These are not predictions of what will happen, just what could happen.

What sort of transport system do we want in the long-term? We hope these visions are the spark to ignite the debate - because it is today that we must create the transport system of the future


We can’t predict the future with certainty, but we do already have a sense of what is possible. Each story in this section looks into how different parts of our transport system could look in the future. We encourage you to read these and give us your feedback.

Your View

Explore your preferred transport future by sharing your view on our futures polls. Help us make our work better by giving us your feedback on our futures visions. What do you imagine is possible?

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Strategic Policy Programme

The Strategic Policy Programme looks into what kind of transport system New Zealanders will want and need, and how this could managed, provided and funded. Our transport network, regulatory framework, and funding systems are all components of this.