Better average speeds mean better passenger rail for New Zealand

New Zealand’s passenger trains have slow overall end-to-end speeds. Even modest improvements will enable competitive offerings that are quicker than driving.

New Zealand, the “better things aren’t possible” country

Just got back from the public transport policy briefing. Amazing turnout. Thousands of planners holding documents and chanting “better things aren’t possible”. I jest—a bit.

The next train is delayed by four years: Thoughts on the NZ National Land Transport Programme

New Zealand needs a major modal shift. It’s time to summon a sense of purpose and invest in a bold vision for the future with rail at the forefront of transport planning.