Five-year plan for universal road-user charges

Five-year plan for universal road-user charges
Congestion charging has been proposed as a solution to traffic congestion issues in Auckland. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
A new report has set out a path to transition the transport funding system to universal road-user charges within five years. New Zealand already has road-user charges (RUCs) for diesel and electric vehicles, but the increasingly under-pressure national land transport fund (NLTF) is still largely funded via a fuel excise duty (FED).As BusinessDesk reported this week, successive governments have had to top up the NLTF with Crown grants and loans to bridge the gap between planned investments – which have become more expensive in recent...

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