Reusing road maintenance money is 'highway robbery'

Reusing road maintenance money is 'highway robbery'
No cycle lane: at 1,756m the Rakaia River bridge is NZ's longest, and dates back to 1939. (Image: Waka Kotahi)
Brent Melville
The Road Transport Forum says repurposing road projects under the $6.8 billion NZ upgrade programme into decarbonising transport amounts to “highway robbery”.Chief executive Nick Leggett said the government’s focus on “rebalancing” the package to increase investment in rail, public transport and walking and cycling was “concerning”, particularly while the Waka Kotahi Transport Agency slashes its local road maintenance programme.The forum represents about 3,000 individual commercial freight companies ope...

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