for state highway transport projects within Otago and
Southland could be compromised by a decision to rank State
Highway 1 between Dunedin and Invercargill in a secondary
tier of nationally important routes.
Future investment in Otago's transport network is likely to
be prioritised towards maintaining the region's highways and
roads, with the potential for diverting more freight options
towards rail, and pushing for ongoing improvements to travel
of alpine roads will continue in the Queenstown Lakes
district this winter, after a flood of submissions convinced
the New Zealand Transport Agency and the district council to
keep funding the safety measure.
The quality of Otago regional bus fleets could be compromised
by a proposed national standard for urban buses which ignores
the gains in quality made during the past five years, Otago
Regional councillors say.
Five plus a day will take on a new meaning around Dunedin at
the weekend, with a new campaign promising motorists they
will encounter a police officer at least five times on their
travels this weekend, Queen's Birthday.