Labour will commit to delivering Auckland’s axed light rail project if it wins the election, Transport Minister Phil Twyford says.
During the 2017 election campaign, Jacinda Ardern promised to have the first section of the light rail line between Britomart and Mt Roskill built by 2021.
They promised not that light rail will start by 2021, but that it will be completed. They took two and a half years to even decide on basic parameters such as route.
The project was beset by leaks from NZTA, suggesting incompetence and a lack of direction from the Beehive.
One can probably use a stronger word than suggesting.