Rail commitment better late than never
Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says a report the Prime Minister is to announce a funding commitment for the City Rail Link is ‘better five years late than never’.
“National’s foot dragging on Auckland transport has held back the city’s growth and prosperity. The Government played politics with Auckland transport by setting bogus targets on rail patronage and CBD employment that they themselves have abandoned as ridiculous. Meanwhile the city’s residents have been left to sweat it out in gridlocked streets.