Ben Ross

Ben Ross is an urban geographer and Auckland commentator. He runs the Talking Southern Auckland ( ) blog on Auckland issues.

Aug 9, 2017

How those rail lines to the airport will actually work

Labour has committed to the Congestion Free Network 2.0 and fast-track rapid transit to the airport – light rail from the north and a busway from the southeast. Papakura resident and transport campaigner Ben Ross explains what this will mean.

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Jul 27, 2017

Finally revealed: report shows rail destroys roading for Auckland freight

The business case for greater freight efficiency in South Auckland has finally been released, and it turns out that a new “Third Main” rail line is the best of 10 options. Guess what’s worst? Putting greater reliance on road freight

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