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Signals for investing in transport activities


We’ve just released an updated May 2014 planning and investment signals pack to help organisations who are developing plans as part of the 2015-18 National Land Transport Programme (NTLP).

Signals for investing in transport activities

This information focuses on process and good practice expectations, and builds on the early investment signals and guidance information released in the November 2013 signals pack.

Dave Brash, group manager of the Transport Agency’s Planning and Investment group says “The May signals pack provides clearer additional information on network issues and opportunities, expectations and guidance on optimising programmes, and expectations about including a journey approach when developing programmes. It covers process requirements and timings for different activity management plans, and regional land and public transport programmes. There are also new evidence based geospatial maps”.

You can check out the latest May signals pack on our website which includes a series of fact-sheets, an updated NLTP timeline, and links to geospatial maps. Also take a look at our KnowledgeBase(external link)(external link) for information about the way we work, including our planning and investment principles; and for detailed guidance on developing regional land transport programmes and applying the business case approach.

Dave says, “We provide early and ongoing signals to our investment partners, including councils and NZ Police, to help them to develop and optimise their transport programmes. The signals are refined to reflect emerging issues, evidence, priorities and policies as more information becomes available.”

The Ministry of Transport is engaging with the sector on the draft GPS. Our next and final set of planning and investment signals will be updated when the GPS is confirmed, and will cover an updated Investment Assessment Framework, more details about our moderation process, and any other relevant information.

This will be the first NLTP developed since the 2013 amendments to the Land Transport Management Act, and adoption of different ways of working and new frameworks -  including the Public Transport Operating Model, One Network Road Classification and business case approach.