On 12 April 2022, the leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon, was quoted in a news article saying “public transport needs to stand on its own feet. It can’t be subsidised or underwritten … it has to be able to build on its own case“. The following day he walked back his comments, saying… Continue reading National’s Attack On Public Transport Not A Gaffe?
In 2017, the Labour Party entered the election campaign promising to fund commuter passenger rail in Christchurch to the tune of $100 million. Labour won enough support in the election to form a government with the pro-rail NZ First party, so there should have been no lack of desire to implement this proposal, although in… Continue reading Ecan’s latest commuter train proposal a political stunt
When it comes to a national rail network, we all want better than what we have now. What can be achieved, however, has to be tempered between pragmatism and dreaming. There are a small number of groups around the country mostly tied to minority political parties not in Parliament, that produce press releases and other… Continue reading Kiwirail Dreamers Unrealistic Divide and Conquer