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10 February, 2016

Aviation and maritime safety strengthened

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced the introduction of random testing in the commercial aviation and maritime sectors to help tackle drug and alcohol impairment.

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10 February, 2016

Govt’s urban cycleways providing more choice

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the thousands of Kiwis taking part in Go by Bike Day across the country today demonstrates the importance of the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme.

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5 February, 2016

Waterview Shared Path construction underway

Construction on Auckland’s $25 million Waterview Shared Path is now underway, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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4 February, 2016

Travel responsibly this Waitangi weekend

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is urging all motorists to consider the road toll and its impact before getting behind the wheel this long weekend.

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27 January, 2016

$115m to accelerate regional roading projects

Prime Minister John Key today announced funding of up to $115 million to accelerate regionally significant roading projects in Taranaki, Gisborne and  Marlborough, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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27 January, 2016

Govt works to bring forward East-West Connection

The Government today announced its intention to streamline the consent process for the East-West Connection roading project in Auckland in order to bring forward its construction.

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27 January, 2016

Government to move forward on City Rail Link

The Government will work with Auckland Council to bring forward the start date of the City Rail Link (CRL), Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today.

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20 January, 2016

New Wellington to Singapore service welcomed

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the launch of a new international air service out of Wellington is a significant development for Wellington Airport.

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20 January, 2016

Flag choices to fly on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Ministers Bill English and Simon Bridges have announced that the proposed alternative Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue) flag will fly alongside the current New Zealand flag on the Auckland Harbour Bridge from Friday 22 January.

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5 January, 2016

Holiday road toll for 2015/16

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is urging drivers to remain focussed and vigilant as they head home these holidays.

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1 January, 2016

2015 road toll disappointing

The provisional road toll for 2015 is 321, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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23 December, 2015

Keep safe on the roads these holidays

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is encouraging road users to do the right thing and travel safely over the summer holidays.

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23 December, 2015

Stay safe on the water these holidays

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is urging Kiwis to stay safe on the water this festive season.

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17 December, 2015

West Coast visitor safety measures completed

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming the completion of additional road safety measures on the West Coast ahead of the busy summer holiday period.

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15 December, 2015

Minister opens Cambridge section of $2.1 billion Waikato Expressway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today cut the ribbon opening the Cambridge section of the $2.1 billion Waikato Expressway.

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14 December, 2015

Small passenger service consultation paper released

Transport Ministers today released a consultation paper that looks at options for new rules for passenger services such as taxis, private hires, shuttles, and ridesharing.

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11 December, 2015

New Zealand to gain from training aircraft engineers

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss welcomes a new civil aviation rule, enabling New Zealand aircraft maintenance training organisations to more easily train overseas aircraft engineers.

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9 December, 2015

Discussion opens on vehicle size and weight

Changes to a Transport Rule regulating the size and weight of vehicles could allow truck and bus companies to import newer, safer, more innovative and environmental responsible vehicles, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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8 December, 2015

NCEA credits for driver licences

Students are to be given the chance to earn NCEA credits by obtaining driver licences, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss announced today.

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4 December, 2015

Minister to attend Paris climate change conference

Associate Climate Change Issues Minister Simon Bridges will tomorrow travel to Paris, France to take part in the Paris Climate Change Conference.

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3 December, 2015

Minister opens world class urban cycleway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened the Nelson Street Cycleway in Auckland, which is the city’s newest and most anticipated urban cycleway.

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2 December, 2015

Foss welcomes $25 million boost for visiting driver safety

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming the NZ Transport Agency’s $25 million boost to visiting driver safety initiatives.

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1 December, 2015

Construction starts on new Kawarau Falls Bridge near Queenstown

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today turned the first sod on construction of the new $22 million Kawarau Falls Bridge on State highway 6 at Frankton near Queenstown.

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25 November, 2015

Caversham Valley improvements deliver safer journeys for Otago

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened the second and final stage of the Government’s $45 million Caversham Highway Improvement project in Dunedin.

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24 November, 2015

Minister welcomes start of $102m transport project in Tauranga

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today welcomed news that work is set to start on the multi-million dollar Baypark to Bayfair roading project in Tauranga that will boost the Bay of Plenty’s economy and improve road safety.

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20 November, 2015

Major milestone for Waikato Expressway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges welcomes news that work on the final Hamilton section of the $2.1 billion Waikato Expressway will start in 2016, following the announcement of the successful tenderer today.

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20 November, 2015

Proposed upgrade for bus regulations

Proposed changes to a Land Transport Rule will allow buses to carry more passengers between New Zealand’s main centres and pave the way for hybrid diesel-electric buses, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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20 November, 2015

Safer roads in time for summer

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming the completion of important safety work on state highways 6 and 94 between Queenstown and Milford Sound.

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19 November, 2015

New report explores travel patterns

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a new report exploring New Zealanders’ daily travel patterns.

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18 November, 2015

Foss welcomes online simulation for visiting drivers

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming an Automobile Association (AA) initiative to help visiting drivers keep themselves and others safe on New Zealand roads.

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