The 10 year Auckland Transport Plan has been released by ARTA. This is the flagship document to drive transport planning and construction over the next 10 years in the Auckland Region.
I will comment a lot more on this plan over the next few days, and there are some pretty good things in it. But for now, let’s just see what it proposes for transport spending:
In the 2015-2019 period we will be spending about one tenth of the money on public transport infrastructrue than will be spent in the next three years. With rail projects the 2015-2019 spending will be about 6.4% of what the 2009-2012 spending is.
As I said above, while there are some good aspects to this plan (largely the result of my submission – LOL) for the two reasons outlined above alone this is an epic failure.