Greens welcome Labour’s commitment to public transport

The Green Party is welcoming Labour’s commitment to greener transport for Auckland after it today announced support for light rail lines to the airport and West Auckland.

Labour today said it would prioritise building light rail lines to the airport and West Auckland within a decade. In July the Green Party announced it would fast track rail to the airport by 2021 and is campaigning to have rail to the North Shore completed by 2030.

“It’s fantastic to have Labour join the Greens in committing to light rail to the airport. Only a Labour Green Government will deliver Auckland’s most urgently needed transport projects,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.

“It makes sense to build light rail out West. We should do it once, do it right and build rail.

“These new rail and rapid bus lines will be a game changer, giving Aucklanders the freedom to escape motorway gridlock and by pass traffic delays.

“The Green Party has committed to fast-tracking light rail to the airport by 2021 and to the North Shore by 2030,” said Ms Genter.

Latest Transport Announcements

Story

Clean car package to drive down emissions

New rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles start July 1 with up to $8,625 for new vehicles and $3,450 for used. Electric vehicle charger...
Read More

Story

Greens welcome Auckland walking and cycling bridge, call for more climate focus

The Green Party is welcoming the Government’s renewed commitment to safe walking and cycling across the Waitematā Harbour, but warning that new hig...
Read More

Story

Green Party launches petition for publicly-owned public transport

The Green Party is launching a petition calling on the Government to remove legislative barriers to public ownership of our public transport depots...
Read More

Story

Govt to rev up reductions in transport emissions

The Government is calling for feedback on a range of potential policies to eliminate emissions in the transport sector. Transport Minister Michael ...
Read More

Story

Auckland light rail back on track, Greens welcome engagement with community

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement today by the Minister of Transport that Auckland light rail is getting back on track.
Read More

Story

Greens call for walking and cycling priority for Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Green Party is calling for active transport access across the Auckland Harbour Bridge to be a priority as the future of the SkyPath remains unc...
Read More