The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s research programme is aligned with the sector’s outcomes framework, with the programme based around:

  • Inclusive access
  • Healthy and safe people
  • Resilience and security
  • Economic prosperity
  • Environmental sustainability.

Working within these areas of focus, the research programme strives to keep up with the pace of change affecting the transport sector through agile research and evaluation approaches.

Our research team leads and supports the delivery of the research programme in close collaboration with stakeholders.

The programme is seeking to take a broader research leadership role in terms of developing working relationships with the academic and innovation communities as well as other research funders.