We are living in truly exceptional times. Climate change, a national health crisis, affordable housing crises, community disconnect all pose major threats to our social fabric. Transport networks are a key contributor to all these challenges, both positive and negative. Our job as transport professionals is to make sure that the transport system moves us in a positive direction. It is both a technical and ethical responsibility.

Transportation Group members provide expert opinion and draw on a wealth of professional experience. The decisions we do or do not make will impact generations to come. By submitting on issues that directly or indirectly involve the movement of people and goods we can help shape a transport future that is more equitable for all.

The following submissions are often prepared by a subcommittee of members and usually informed by a survey of membership before finalisation and approval by the national committee. They cannot represent the views of all members but generally do represent the majority view.

2021

Emissions Reduction Plan (November 2021)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

In mid-2021, the Ministry for the Environment consulted upon the first emissions reduction plan, which set the direction for climate action for the next 15 years. It also sets us on a pathway to meeting our 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and biogenic methane targets. It does this by implementing policies and strategies for specific sectors, including transport. More information is available here

In July 2021, the Transportation Group National Committee submitted upon the plan. The submission is available here

Traffic Control Devices Manual Part 4: Intersections (October 2021)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

In mid-2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency consulted on the Traffic control devices manual part 4 – traffic control devices used at intersections. Part 4 of the manual provides guidance and best practice for road controlling authorities and traffic management practitioners on the use of traffic control devices, such as signs and road marking, at intersections. These devices are used to regulate, warn and advise road users on New Zealand’s road network. More information is available here

In October 2021, the Transportation Group National Committee submitted upon the plan. The submission is available here

Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi – Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 (June 2021)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

In mid-2021, the Ministry of Transport consulted on Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi – Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050. The Government is seeking feedback on options to accelerate the transport sector to meeting the draft advice and recommendations of the Climate Change Commission, and moving to a net zero carbon transport system by 2050. More information is available here

In June 2021, the Transportation Group National Committee submitted upon the plan. The submission is available here

Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2021 (June 2021)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

In mid-2021, Waka Kotahi consulted upon a proposed new rule enabling an improved approach to speed management planning on New Zealand roads, called the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2021.

Speed is a major contributing factor to deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand roads. In the event of a crash, regardless of cause, the speed of impact is the most important determinant of the severity of injuries sustained and the probability of death. More on this can be found here

In June 2021, the Transportation Group National Committee submitted on the proposed rule. Details of the submission can be found here 

Climate Change Commission (May 2021)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

In May 2021, the Transportation Group provided input on the 2021 Draft Advice for Consultation, produced by the Climate Change Commission He Pou a Rangi (CCC).

The submission focuses on opportunities and challenges to reduce emissions from the transport sector.

Find the full submission here

The Congestion Question Report (May 2021)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

The Congestion Question (TCQ) project is a technical investigation by officials from six government agencies (the Ministry of Transport, Auckland Council (AC), Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi), Auckland Transport (AT), The Treasury and the State Services Commission) to consider whether there is a case for introducing a congestion pricing scheme for Auckland.

The initial investigation can be found here

In May 2021, the National Committee of Transportation Group NZ prepared a submission on the proposals. A copy of our submission can be found here

2020

Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021/22 – 2030/31 (May 2020)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

The Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next 10 years. It sets out how funding is allocated between activities such as road safety policing, state highways, local roads, public transport and other modes of transport. The Government released a draft revised GPS and sought feedback. Details of this draft (and previous Govt Policy Statements) can be found here.

The National Committee of Transportation Group NZ prepared a submission on the proposed GPS. A copy of our submission can be found here

The final version of the GPS can be found here

2019

Road Safety Strategy (August 2019)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

In 2019, the draft Road to Zero – Road Safety Strategy outlined proposals for a new road safety strategy for New Zealand, to replace Safer Journeys, the then current road safety strategy which expired at the end of 2019. It also set out a preliminary set of actions under the new strategy. More information is available here

In August 2019, the Transportation Group National Committee submitted upon the plan. The submission is available here.

MBIE Proposal on Occupational Regulation of Engineers (May 2019)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released a proposal outlining a new regulatory system for engineers. This proposal replaces CPEng with a certification of general engineering competence and licensing for safety-critical engineering work. This system would be independently governed and accountable to the Minister. More information here.

In May 2019, the Transportation Group National Committee submitted upon the report. The submission is available here.

2018

Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2018/19 – 2027/28 (May 2018)

A Transportation Group National Committee Submission

The Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next 10 years. It sets out how funding is allocated between activities such as road safety policing, state highways, local roads, public transport and other modes of transport. The Government released a draft revised GPS and sought feedback. Details of this draft (and previous Govt Policy Statements) can be found here: https://www.transport.govt.nz/ourwork/keystrategiesandplans/gpsonlandtransportfunding/.

The National Committee of Transportation Group NZ prepared a submission on the proposed GPS. A copy of our submission can be found here

The final version of the GPS can be found here