The NZ Transport Agency on Friday this week unveils a locomotive-sized billboard near a railway level crossing in Mid Canterbury, at Hatfield Overdale Road. (Just off State Highway 1, south of Rakaia.)
The draft Government Policy Statement on transport has received plaudits for its vision on public transport and logistics, but some say the proposals will fail to improve the lives of those on low incomes that will be hit hard by fuel tax increases. Thomas Coughlan reports for Newsroom. The Government's proposed new land transport policy has been hailed for its investment in rail and rapid transit infrastructure. The Government hopes it will take trucks off the road and improve public transport options in cities. For the first time, the proposals take a ‘mode neutral’ approach to allocating transport funding. This…
Auckland motorists will soon be sharing the motorway with a new road maintenance vehicle that’s expected to improve safety, efficiency and traffic flows. The MBT-1, a 20 metre long mobile motorway barrier, rolled off a container ship in Auckland today.
A new Future Technology Leadership Group will help New Zealand harness some of the $1.5 billion a year estimated value to the economy from Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as well as the social benefits they create, Transport Minister Phil Twyford said today.
The NZ Transport Agency is looking for new and creative hi-tech ideas to help save lives on the road. It’s hosting a Hackathon – a sort of technology-driven brainstorming speed date - to bring together people with diverse skills, interests and perspectives to solve problems.
Feb 23, 2018 - New Zealand’s Southpac Trucks has been awarded ‘Kenworth Dealer of the Year 2017’ for exceptional sales, service and support. Open to Kenworth dealers across Australia, New Zealand and Papa New Guinea, the award reportedly acknowledges excellence in, and is judged on, a points system across five main areas – overall dealer performance, truck sales, parts sales, finance and customer support.
Feb 22, 2018 - Trailer builder, MaxiTRANS, has released a new mezzanine deck system, SafeADJUST, reportedly boosting safety and productivity over traditional systems that require manual operation. “Simple and fast to operate, SafeADJUST helps operators to better meet site work health and safety requirements,” MaxiTRANS said in a statement.
Feb 22, 2018 - Entrepreneur Elon Musk has been given written permission to begin digging a transportation tunnel in Washington DC, which could eventually facilitate a 29-minute journey between the capital and New York City. Musk's infrastructure firm The Boring Company now has the paperwork to start work on a Hyperloop transport link in the US Northeast, after receiving verbal government approval last summer.
Feb 2, 2018 - You've doubtless seen those little LEDs that can be fastened to a bicycle's spokes, that create a ring of light when the wheel is spinning. While they do make the bike much more visible at night, they're one more thing that needs batteries. Arara wheel lights, however, are powered by frame-mounted magnets.