The NZ Transport Agency is to regularly publish information on travel speeds recorded by GPS units fitted to vehicles in the agency’s corporate fleet, following the release earlier today of GPS speed data from October 2014 to June 2015 to the New Zealand Herald in response to a request made under the Official Information Act http://www.nzta.govt.nz/oia-gps
The NZ Transport Agency is today launching a new campaign targeted at improving driver awareness at rail level crossings in rural areas. The ‘Expect Trains’ campaign aims to get local drivers off autopilot when crossing rural rail tracks.
A wide range of feedback has been received on the preferred approach for the East West Connections transport project, from suggestions about providing cycling on the seaward side of the new foreshore road to design ideas to improve transport performance.
The NZ Transport Agency and the West Coast Regional Council are working closely with the new owner of Buller Taxis, the only taxi operator in Westport, to ensure the town maintains a service while legal requirements are worked through.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers that SH73, the main road to the West Coast, has reopened. There was a half hour closure due to a truck and trailer getting stuck on the Otira side of the pass.