Infrastructure

Congestion charges could help fund $75b infrastructure shortfall

Brent Melville
Thu, 13 May 2021

Congestion charges could help fund $75b infrastructure shortfall
Water issues: Wellingtonians could be facing $5b water bill.
Brent Melville
Thu, 13 May 2021
Traffic congestion pricing and more road tolls are needed to fix New Zealand’s looming infrastructure imbalance, the NZ Infrastructure Commission says.In its 30-year infrastructure strategy released today, the commission suggested levying a congestion fee for road users in Auckland will help reduce the transport load but also provide an important source of funding for infrastructural investment.This echoes a recent analysis by the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport which said levying road users will reduce peak time tr...

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