National is continuing its investment in improving the safety, reliability, and resilience of our transport system.
Budget 2015 is providing an extra $249 million in funding for key transport projects over the next four years.
This investment includes rail infrastructure upgrades, improved urban cycleways, SuperGold public transport trips, and a much-needed upgrade for a wharf that’s relied on by one of New Zealand’s most remote communities. It will also provide the Accelerated Regional Roading Programme with $97 million for improvements to five regional highways.
Budget 2015 also provides additional operating funding of $6.5 million over four years for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission, and nearly $16 million more over four years for MetService. It will allow MetService to replace its meteorological forecasting system, establish a new disaster recovery backup facility, and provide free weather forecasting services for the recreational aviation sector.
National is continuing its focus on economic growth and productivity, building a smarter and safer transport system for all New Zealanders.