Funding for Auckland

The NZTA has confirmed funding for major infrastructure projects in Auckland

Funding for Auckland

The New Zealand Transport Agency has confirmed it will provide funding for two infrastructure projects in Auckland.

The agency will provide $780,000 for the design of a bus station at the Manukau transport interchange, and $831,000 for the design of the bus/rail interchange at Otahuhu.

The funding represents a 50 per cent share of the design costs for both projects, which are being led by Auckland Transport as part of its comprehensive programme to improve public transport services across the city.

Planning and Investment Group Regional Manager Peter Casey says providing people with more frequent public transport services was a key factor behind the funding decision.

"The development of Auckland Transport’s new interchanges at Manukau and Otahuhu will promote greater use of buses and trains," Casey says.

Auckland Transport’s Chief Development Officer Claire Stewart welcomes the funding.

"These two interchanges are an integral part of Auckland Transport’s on-going upgrade of transport infrastructure in the south," she says.

"We want to provide facilities which will improve the experience for our customers."

The agency provides has provided funds for several of Auckland’s big public transport projects including the development of Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) to improve travel for both drivers and people who use buses and trains.

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