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Viv Beck on why she wants to abandon light rail in favour of buses

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Jul 2022, 7:39pm
(Photo / Alex Burton)
(Photo / Alex Burton)

Viv Beck on why she wants to abandon light rail in favour of buses

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Jul 2022, 7:39pm

One of the candidates in Auckland's mayoral race says trams are out, buses are in.

Viv Beck wants to scrap the Government's $14 billion light rail project and build new busways and bus lanes instead.

If elected, she would push for a city-wide rapid transit network, including a fully separated busway alongside the Northwestern Motorway, rapid transit from the airport to Botany, $110 million in upgrades to the Northern Busway and ramping up bus lanes on the light rail route from the CBD to the airport.

Auckland mayoral candidate Viv Beck joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.

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