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General circulars

General circulars are used by the NZ Transport Agency to directly advise road controlling authorities and regional councils about relevant policy or programme management updates, or to communicate recent Board decisions.

General circulars

No.TitleIssued
18/02 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme development - release of criteria for footpath maintenance and extension of enhanced FAR for road lighting LED conversion [PDF, 1.1 MB] 14 May 2018
18/01 2015-18 NLTP – Year-end Procedures for 2017/18 and Interim processes for funding and approvals prior to 2018-21 NLTP adoption [PDF, 117 KB] 14 May 2018
17/06 Amendment 4 to the NZ Transport Agency Procurement manual [PDF, 860 KB] 31 Oct 2017
17/05 Investment Assurance Programme 2017/18 [PDF, 109 KB] 20 Jun 2017
17/04 2015-18 NLTP Year end procedures for 2016/17 - updated supplementary claim date [PDF, 232 KB] 5 Apr 2017
17/03

Increased funding assistance for accelerated renewal road lighting LED conversion programmes [PDF, 1001 KB]

6 Mar 2017
17/02

Change in the presentation of NZ transport Agency infrastructure indexes [PDF, 1 MB]

1 Mar 2017
17/01 Housing Infrastructure Fund update to GPS and IAF [PDF, 702 KB] 1 Feb 2017
16/04 Changes to the investment assessment process for the Roading Maintenance and Operations Activity Class — guidance [PDF, 629 KB] 5 Aug 2016
16/03 Investment Assurance Programme 2016-17 [PDF, 439 KB] 8 Jun 2016
16/02 2015-18 NLTP Year-end Procedures for 2015/2016 [PDF, 232 KB] 26 May 2016
16/01 Policy on fare increases to contain SuperGold free off-peak travel card scheme costs [PDF, 59 KB]  7 Apr 2016
15/07

Changes to the definition of the Walking and Cycling Activity Class: Work category 451 and 452: Walking facilities and Cycling facilities - guidance [PDF, 389 KB]

1 Dec 2015

15/06

Technical update to the Transport Agency’s Economic evaluation manual [PDF, 379 KB] 16 Dec 2015

15/04

Investment Assurance Programme 2015/16 [PDF, 122 KB]

15 Jun 2015

15/03

2012-15 NLTP - Year-end procedures for 2014/15 [PDF, 1.2 MB] [PDF, 66 KB]

 4 May 2015

15/02

Public transport procurement – policy changes to gross cost resets for public transport units [PDF, 66 KB]

12 Mar 2015

15/01

Accelerated renewal road lighting LED conversion programmes [PDF, 226 KB]

4 Mar 2015

14/06

Further advice: Professional services obtained in-house and administration [PDF, 203 KB]

22 Dec 2014

14/05

2015-18 NLTP development – Final Investment Assessment Framework [PDF, 361 KB]

19 Dec 2014

14/04

Publication of Funding assistance and Emergency works policies in the Planning & Investment Knowledge Base [PDF, 285 KB]

21 Nov 2014

14/03

 

Change to terms of trade for June/July payments to approved organisations [PDF, 179 KB]

28 Oct 2014

14/02

2015-18 NLTP development – Draft Investment Assessment Framework and policy notifications [PDF, 521 KB]

12 Sep 2014

14/01

Policy change affecting local road controlling authories: Professional services obtained in-house and administration [PDF, 110 KB]

13 Aug 2014

13/13

Investment Assurance Programme 2014/15 (PDF, 150KB)

27 May 2014

13/12

2012-15 NLTP - Year-end procedures for 2013/14 (PDF, 1.23MB)

19 May 2014

13/11

Public transport procurement – level of delegation for Transport Agency endorsement and approval (PDF, 226KB)

4 Apr 2014

13/10

Changes to the Transport Planning Activity Class: Work category 001: Regional land transport planning management – guidance (PDF, 61KB)

3 Feb 2014

13/09

New NZ Transport Agency guidelines for preparing regional public transport plans (PDF, 65KB)

16 Dec 2013

13/08

Public Transport Operating Model – Amendments to the Transport Agency’s Procurement Manual (PDF, 94KB)
Frequently asked questions (PDF, 134KB)

18 Nov 2013

13/07

Release of Updated EEM (PDF, 291KB)
Frequently asked questions (PDF, 145KB)

30 Oct 2013

13/06

New NZTA Economic Evaluation Policies (PDF, 108KB)

18 Jul 2013

13/05

Changes to the Transport Planning Activity Class (PDF, 87KB)
Questions and answers (PDF, 148KB)

28 Jun 2013

13/04

Investment assurance team’s audit programme 2013/14 (PDF, 72 KB)

18 Jun 2013

13/03

2012-15 NLTP – Year-end procedures for 2012/13 (PDF, 93 KB)

17 May 2013

13/02

Performance Measures for NZTA Investments (PDF, 140 KB)

14 Mar 2013

13/01

Improved public transport performance monitoring and reporting – A nationally consistent customer satisfaction survey (PDF, 157KB)

13 Jul 2013

12/04

Bitumen volume based contract price adjustment for cost fluctuation (PDF, 208 KB)

1 Nov 2012

12/03

Updated State Highway Revocation Policy (PDF, 159 KB)

30 Aug 2012

12/02

Investment monitoring audit programme 2012/13 (PDF, 97 KB)

18 Jul 2012

12/01

2009-12 NLTP – Year-end procedures for 2011/12 (PDF, 73 KB)

8 Jun 2012

11/09

Total mobility wheelchair hoist use payments - Cut off date for retrospective claims (PDF, 98 KB)

27 Apr 2012

11/08

Policy Review: professional services obtained in-house and administration for regional authorities and the NZTA (PDF, 68 KB)

8 Dec 2011

11/07

Total Mobility wheelchair hoist flat rate payments - change from per trip to per passenger (PDF, 63 KB)

2 Dec 2011

11/05

Notification that Requirements for urban buses in New Zealand (2011) document is to be incorporated into regional/local vehicle quality standards in time for the next NLTP (PDF, 92 KB)

19 Aug 2011

11/04

2012-15 NLTP - General circular - changes from 2009-12 NLTP (PDF, 101 KB)

30 Sep 2011

11/03

2009-12 NLTP – Year-end procedures for 10/11 [PDF, 64 KB] (PDF, 65 KB)

03 Jun 2011

11/02

Investment Monitoring Team's Audit Programme 2011/12 (PDF, 85 KB)

12 Aug 2011

11/01

Changes to proposal evaluators qualification [PDF, 68 KB] (PDF, 69 KB)

08 Mar 2011

10/08

Bus and ferry cost indexation tool [PDF, 79 KB] (PDF, 79 KB)

09 Nov 2010

10/07

Transport planning activity class review [PDF, 69 KB] (PDF, 70 KB)

15 Oct 2010

10/06

2009-12 NLTP - Annual achievement return changes in public transport for 09/10 [PDF, 70 KB] (PDF, 68 KB)

13 Jul 2010

10/05

2009-12 NLTP – Year-end procedures for 09/10 (PDF, 60 KB)

03 Jun 2010

10/04

Performance Monitoring Unit Audit Programme 2010/11 [PDF, 66 KB] (PDF, 65 KB)

31 May 2010

10/03

Notification of NZTA's expectations regarding farebox recovery policies in Regional Public Transport Plans [PDF, 125 KB] (PDF, 125 KB)

10 May 2010

10/02

Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rule Amendments: Implementation Guidelines for investment applications [PDF, 48 KB] (PDF, 48 KB)

16 Apr 2010

10/01

Advancing local authority works [PDF, 48 KB] (PDF, 43 KB)

5 Feb 2010

09/09

Release of the NZ Transport Agency’s Economic evaluation manual (Volume 1), First Edition, Amendment 0 and the Economic evaluation manual (Volume 2), First Edition, Amendment 0 [PDF, 41 KB] (PDF, 40 KB)

24 Dec 2009

09/08

Public transport services exemption to the qualified evaluator rule contained in the NZTA’s Procurement manual [PDF, 58 KB] (PDF, 53 KB)

25 Nov 2009

09/07

New process for SuperGold Card reporting and claims process from end August 2009 [PDF, 40 KB] (PDF, 41 KB)

29 Jul 2009

09/06

Planning, Programming and Funding Manual (PPFM1), First edition, Amendment 1 [PDF, 36 KB] (PDF, 31 KB)

28 Aug 2009

09/05

Performance Monitoring Unit Audit Programme 2009/10 [PDF, 52 KB] (PDF, 52 KB)

02 Jun 2009

09/04

Notification that Requirements for urban buses in New Zealand document is to be incorporated into regional/local vehicle quality standards [PDF, 36 KB] (PDF, 37 KB)

11 May 2009

09/03

Cost adjustment of public transport services – new index formulae [PDF, 60 KB] (PDF, 60 KB)

12 Mar 2009

09/02

Cost adjustment of public transport services [DOC, 182 KB] (Word, 181 KB)

03 Mar 2009

09/01

Amendment 1 to the Land Transport NZ's Economic evaluation manual - Volume 2 [PDF, 87 KB] (PDF, 88 KB)

20 Jan 2009

08/12

Implementation of the Community Transport Fund [PDF, 76 KB] (PDF, 69 KB)

06 Nov 2008

08/11

Survey of Footpaths, Cycleways and Related Costs [PDF, 35 KB] (PDF, 30 KB)

05 Nov 2008

08/10

SuperGold Card Public Passenger Transport Scheme – Claim Procedures for Approved Organisations [PDF, 87 KB] (PDF, 87 KB)

30 Oct 2008

08/09

Public transport concession scheme for SuperGold Card holders [PDF, 43 KB] (PDF, 43 KB).

18 Sep 2008

08/06

Amendment 2 to the NZTA's Economic evaluation manual - Volume 1 [PDF, 63 KB] (PDF, 59 KB)

10 Sep 2008

08/05

Planning, programming and funding manual (PPFM1), first edition, amendment 0, and Regional land transport programme guidelines for three-year period 2009-12 [PDF, 58 KB] (PDF, 59 KB)

26 Aug 2008

08/03

Reseal Price Adjustment Index [PDF, 53 KB] (PDF, 46 KB)

19 May 2008

08/02

Findings of the 2007 Streetlight Theme Audit [PDF, 60 KB] (PDF, 51 KB)

07 Apr 2008

08/01

Total Mobility scheme – phase two agreement [PDF, 56 KB] (PDF, 48 KB)

27 Mar 2008

07/06

Public transport procurement interim review – a supplement to the Competitive Pricing Procedures Manual Volume 2: Public Passenger Transport [PDF, 67 KB] (PDF, 58 KB)

27 Nov 2007

07/03

Total Mobility Flat Rate Payments [PDF, 33 KB] (PDF, 32.7 KB) (This memo supersedes 07/01)

12 Sep 2007

07/01

Total Mobility Flat Rate Payments [PDF, 46 KB] (PDF, 47 KB)

28 May 2007

06/03

Implementation of Phase 1 of the Total Mobility Scheme [PDF, 49 KB] (PDF, 50 KB)

21 Nov 2006

05/08

Increase in the Dollar Limits on 'Expedited' Procurement Procedures for Professional Services [PDF, 37 KB] (PDF, 33 KB)

03 Oct 2005

05/07

Improvements to the Total Mobility Scheme [PDF, 42 KB] (PDF, 38 KB)

05 Oct 2005

04/14

Electronic notification of invitation to tender Transfund procurement procedure policy [PDF, 35 KB] (PDF, 28 KB)

04 Nov 2004

04/13

Additional information to assist approved organisations to implement the Patronage Funding Scheme (PDF, 78 KB)

05 Nov 2004

04/05

Road safety audit policy and procedures [PDF, 85 KB] (PDF, 78 KB)

02 Jul 2005

03/06

Price quality method CPP for professional services [PDF, 69 KB] (PDF, 61 KB)

06 Aug 2003

03/04

Inconsistency in physical works & professional services CPP manual [PDF, 36 KB] (PDF, 29 KB)

07 May 2003

03/01

Qualified tender evaluator mandatory requirement [PDF, 47 KB] (PDF, 40 KB)

25 Feb 2003

02/09

Price quality method CPP for physical works [PDF, 78 KB] (revised March 2005) (PDF, 70 KB)

19 Sep 2002

 

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