Government Proposal to Charge Auckland Harbour Bridge Tolls of $6
A Government paper launched today by Transport Minister Parker and Finance Minister Cullen recommends 5 proposals to ease Auckland congestion:
Among the ideas promoted:
A harbour bridge toll of $6
A congestion charge to enter an Ithsmus cordon $3
A CBD charge $5
A charge on public and private parks in the city $10
So why is Auckland singled out for special treatment?
This is iniquitous - seriously so.
Why or how has Winstone Peters scored a new, additional bridge in Tauranga at no additional cost to users. Buy off that's how.
What about the overbuilt (in relative terms) highway system in the South Island - deserted /unused highway for miles. Taxpayer provided.
Will the government devote the funds needed to actually make a viable rail passenger system in Auckland. It is starving it of capital.