Transport

The $200m question: funding free public transport in Auckland

Oliver Lewis
Mon, 27 Jun 2022

The $200m question: funding free public transport in Auckland
Mayoral candidate Efeso Collins is pushing for trains and buses to be free. (Image: AT).
Oliver Lewis
Mon, 27 Jun 2022
Reallocating money tagged for roading improvements could help cover the cost of making public transport fares free in Auckland, a new report suggests.Commissioned by First Union and the Public Service Association (PSA), the report by Dr Jenny McArthur, an associate professor in urban infrastructure and policy at University College London, examined the case for going fare-free in Auckland.The policy is central to the mayoral bid of Manukau ward councillor Efeso Collins, who is arguing for the change on climate and equity grounds. Fellow candidat...

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