Regional fuel tax: already paying dividends
Author:Auckland Council Chief Economist, David Norman
Source:Auckland Council Chief Economist
Topics:Economy, business and industry, Infrastructure, Transport
There has been an uptick in growth in public transport (PT) use since July 2018. Two significant events affected demand for PT in July – a change to the bus network, and the introduction of the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT). Growth in public transport in August and September 2018, compared with the same period a year earlier, suggests the strongest growth has been in the more distant reaches of the city, exactly where you would expect it to be highest given the impact of the RFT on the attractiveness of driving.