The Government’s flagship infrastructure project has been put “on hold” while it fights the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are some doubts it will ever get going again.
Transport Minister Phil Twyford said decisions on Auckland’s light rail project “are on hold while the Government’s full focus is on fighting Covid-19”.
During the election campaign, Labour had promised to have the first stage of the Auckland light rail scheme built by 2021.
But after a long and protracted process, the Government has yet to decide who will build the scheme, let alone begin construction.
It’s worse than that. They haven’t even decided a route.
We’ve well over halfway to their promise of having built 13 kms by December 2021 and they have failed to progress it at all.