New Zealand Labour Party

Oi Auckland Transport: fare’s fair

Auckland Transport should go back to the drawing board on its proposal to charge commuters for its park-and-rides, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

“When we need to be getting people out of their cars and onto public transport, it’s crazy to be making it more expensive to catch the train or bus.

“For many Auckland commuters it is already cheaper to drive than to take public transport. If anything, Auckland Transport should be reducing fares to make public transport more competitive.

“If the park-and-ride carparks are overflowing, the answer is to either build more or provide better feeder bus services,” Phil Twyford says.