Government to bring in experts for transport revenue advice

Government to bring in experts for transport revenue advice
Transport minister Simeon Brown says the government has yet to make a decision around tolling Penlink. (Image: Artist's impression)
Oliver Lewis
The transport minister is assembling a group of external experts to advise the government on changes to the land transport revenue system.As the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Ministry of Transport have repeatedly warned, the national land transport fund (NLTF) – which is largely capitalised by fuel taxes and road user charges (RUC) – is under sustained pressure, leading governments of both stripes to top up funding via loans and grants. In its briefing to the incoming minister, the ministry said: “Existing r...

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