To help everyone keep their distance from others on buses, trains, and most ferries during Alert Level 2, AT are discounting off-peak travel.  Adult passengers will receive a 30% discount off AT HOP fares for travel on weekdays after 9am and before 2.30pm, or after 6.30pm. Tertiary Students with a tertiary concession on their HOP card will also receive a 30% discount off an Adult AT HOP fare (rather than the usual 20% tertiary discount). This offer excludes the Waiheke ferry service. For full details click below.  


AT have got some great information on how to travel in Auckland during alert level 2.5.  Check out this short how-to video about using public transport safely.  Ministry of Health has now made it mandatory for everyone over the age of 12 to wear a face covering while on public transport.  AT ask that you register your HOP card to assist with tracing, and physical distancing is required.  For full details click below.  


Latest update from AT including fare integration with ferry operators.  Your last chance to enter the annual TravelWise Choices awards, the launch of a new Commuter Calculator - see how much you could save and details of Car Free day taking place 22 Sept.  Plus a report on how much flexible working we are all now doing.   Full details click below. 


Auckland Transport (AT) is welcoming the Government’s decision to make face coverings mandatory on public transport starting Monday 31 August in Alert Level 2 or higher.  Children under 10 are currently exempt.  AT are also asking all passengers to register their HOP cards to enable fast contact tracing if necessary.  Full details can be seen below, along with the details of bus journeys where passengers may have come into contact with Covid 19.    


With the difficult news that COVID-19 and Level 3 restrictions have returned, Heart of the City have put together a bulletin with reminders about the operational guidelines for Level 3 and details of the support that is currently available for business and individuals. Their website will also have updates on the services that will be operating to keep the City Centre safe under Level 3.  All businesses have one week to ensure the Covid tracer poster is publicly displayed.  


A review of CCO's in Auckland has been published.  The report, which contains 64 recommendations, suggests a merger could save up to $67 million over the next decade.  The report  has looked at the work of Auckland Transport, ATEED, Watercare, Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) and Panuku. One of the recommendations is that RFA and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic development (ATEED) be merged to form one entity.  To view the full report click here.  


Please see below details about taking public transport during Alert Level 3.  You must only use public transport when your journey is essential. The Government has advised that you must maintain physical distancing of two metres outside your home, including on public transport. The Government has recommended that you wear a mask if you are out and about, including while on public transport.  Click below for full details.



The next AC36 Community Liaison Group meeting will be held on Thursday 13th August 2020 at ASB, North Wharf in the Cube, 7am - 830am.  Updates from America's Cup Events Limited, Wynyard Edge Alliance, Auckland Transport and Panuku.  Come along and hear the latest news and updates on AC36.  


This year’s round of the Auckland Transport Community Bike Fund is now open. The fund helps support communities and groups to deliver activities, events, and projects that encourage more people to ride bikes. The fund is open to community groups who can encourage and support cycling within their community, whether the group has a cycling focus or not. Groups can apply for funds between $300 to $5000, the closing date is 23 August 2020.


Some key projects in the $100 million revamp of downtown Auckland will now not be ready in time for the America’s Cup due to construction delays during the coronavirus lockdown.  Upgrades to the harbour side of Quay Street and new ferry berths on Queens Wharf will miss their original December 2020 deadline.  Read this article from Stuff NZ below.  

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