Major amendments to the Land Transport Management Act – the primary piece of legislation that governs the management and funding of transport in New Zealand – have been introduced to parliament. There was a bit of discussion of the changes last year when they were first announced, as well as further discussion of changes to borrowing policy more recently, but we will watch the issue closely over the next few months as the bill winds its way through the process – to highlight areas where it really needs to change and why.
Here’s Labour transport spokesperson Phil Twyford’s opening speech in relation to the bill:
And Green MP Julie-Anne Genter’s:
Finally, supporting our goal here of political neutrality, here’s National’s David Bennett:
I’ll see if I can concentrate on digging through the details of this legislation over the next few days and weeks so that we can all understand its potential impact.