Reduced costs and less risk as heavy trucks come off the road.
Improved cheap train services are bringing hordes of youths bent on late-night mayhem into central Auckland from south and west suburbs.
An integrated ticketing system for public transport could save Auckland $70 million in costs, Snapper Services says.
The integrated ticketing company is urging Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) and New Zealand Transport Agency to use the smartcard system on public transport such as ferries and buses.
Snapper chief executive Miki Szikszai said 90% of Auckland’s public transport could have integrated ticketing services in place by 2011 in time for the Rugby World Cup using the technology.