Auckland Transport

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Auckland Transport
Council-controlled organisation
Predecessor Auckland Regional Transport Authority and the transport functions of the former councils
Founded Auckland, New Zealand
(1 November 2010; 6 years ago (2010-11-01))
Headquarters Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Area served
Auckland Region
Key people
Lester Levy
non-executive chairman,
Dr David Warburton
chief executive officer
Services Operation, maintenance, design and construction of transport infrastructure and transport services, and (some) strategic planning
Revenue $1.36 billion (as of 2010)[1]
Owner Auckland Council
Number of employees
1020 (as of 2010)[1]

Auckland Transport (AT) is the council-controlled organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council responsible for transport projects and services. It combined the transport functions of the eight former Auckland local authorities and the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) from 1 November 2010. It was established by section 38 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, and operates under that act and the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010.

Operations and staff[edit]

AT is responsible the region’s transport infrastructure (excluding state highways and railways) and public transport. It designs, builds and maintains roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways; co-ordinates road safety and community transport initiatives; and plans and funds bus, train and ferry services. It is the largest of the council's organisations, with 1020 staff and annual revenue of $1.36 billion (as of 2010), controlling half of all council rates.[1]

Board members[edit]

Directors are appointed by Cabinet and by Auckland Council. Two councillors sit on the board, unlike the other Auckland CCOs, which cannot have councillors as directors.[2] The Board has overall responsibility for delivering transport, including managing and controlling public transport and local roads, and preparing the Auckland Regional Land Transport Programme. Following the 2016 Auckland council elections, elected mayor Phil Goff opted to dump councillors from the Auckland Transport board, citing improved accountability and minimising compromises and conflict.[3]

The directors appointed from October 2016 were:[4]

Dr Lester Levy


AT's assets total $11.5 billion as of 2011, primarily roads and bridges.[5] AT owns or operates the following transport assets as of early 2013 (noting that legally, roads remain owned directly by the council, but are listed - the tally however excludes state highways in the Auckland area, which are owned and maintained by NZTA):[6]

  • 7,354 km of local and arterial roads, which grew to 7,565 km by 2016[7]
  • 6,859 km of footpaths, which grew to 7,287 km by 2016[7]
  • 985 bridges and major culverts
  • 99,912 street lights
  • 127,666 road signs
  • 1,554 bus shelters
  • 15 bus stations and 5 busway stations
  • 21 ferry terminals
  • 42 stations on 5 railway lines
  • 14 multi-storey car park buildings
  • 933 on-street pay-and-display machines
  • 270 AIFS integrated ticketing devices

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Chiefs for supersized Auckland named". The Dominion Post. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Orsman, Bernard (15 October 2012). "Unelected rulers keep doors shut". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Simon Maude (25 October 2016). "Auckland Mayor Phil Goff dumps councillors from Auckland Transport board". Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Board of directors". Auckland Transport. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Q&A with David Warburton, 18 January 2011". Auckland Transport Blog. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Moving Auckland - Auckland Transport Half Year Report to 31st December 2012" (PDF). Auckland Transport. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Ratepayer's Update (flyer with rates notices)". Auckland Council. November 2016. 

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