Auckland Transport Annual Report open

By: Amie Hickland

Public are able to comment on Auckland Transport's 2014 Annual Report at a meeting

Auckland Transport's 2014 Annual Report will be discussed at the upcoming board meeting in October and members of the public are able to comment if they want to.

Public transport patronage was 5.6 per cent higher in 2014 compared to the previous year, with 72.4 million annual trips made.

The report also states the Northern Express and other bus services also achieved their highest recorded patronage figures, at 2.4 million and 53 million annual trips respectively.

In the coming years, Auckland Transport may have an increased focus on buses which could include accelerating busway and bus lane development, new vehicles and proposed park-and-ride facilities.

Chairman Lester Levy says in large urban centres like Auckland, transport is at the core of residents’ daily lives, in his report.

"When it goes well, we hardly even think about it. But when it goes wrong it can at the very least make us frustrated, perhaps even angry and impact negatively on our business or family life," he says.

"As we look to the future, the essence of everything that we are doing and plan to do at Auckland Transport is to give people choices that will offer them the freedom to effectively use that most valuable commodity of time."

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