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ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Supports immediate work on the Transmission Gully project, starting with a geo-technical survey and other work for definitive costing.
Reverse Labour's 5 cents a litre additional petrol tax.
Supports immediate work on the Transmission Gully project, starting with a geo-technical survey and other work for definitive costing.
Fund roading through fuel taxes, road user charges and tolls rather than land-based rates

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

Support integrated electrification of the North Island Main Trunk Line, including suburban services in both Auckland and Wellington
Ensure that adequate labour standards on international vessels in New Zealand waters are maintained, irrespective of the flag under which the ship operates
Ensuring that Auckland rail developments, including double tracking and new tracks where appropriate, receive the funding they need to proceed
Work actively for an international agreement to ensure international journeys face the full costs of their CO2 emissions, with any funds raised used to support CO2 reduction initiatives
Continue to work for the development of a transportation system that reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases by moving freight from trucks to rail and coastal shipping where possible, and personal transport from cars to public transport, cycling, car pooling and walking

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Annette King

Work to achieve the Road Safety Strategy 2010 target of no more than 300 deaths a year by 2010
Investigate and implement key initiatives within Road Safety to 2010 including a more effective speed management regime, vehicle crash protection standards, roadside drug testing, driver distraction and fatigue education and reducing risks faced by younger drivers
Take responsibility for upgrading Auckland's rail track and signalling, including the western line, the Newmarket junction and the proposed Manukau link leaving the region free to invest in rolling stock, stations and interchange facilities
Ensure all costs recovered from rail operators are used to further develop and maintain the network
Fund and develop improved, and more reliable urban rail passenger services in order to reduce road congestion

Maori Party Hone Harawira  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Maurice Williamson

Simplify the Land Transport Management Act
Ensure that all the tax collected on the roads is spent on the roads
Increase the funds available for roading by $100 million in the first year, and thereafter by a further $100 million a year

New Zealand First Peter Brown

Phase down over time (and out) the excise tax which goes into the Crown Account and thus provide for more financial resources for roading and other transport infrastructure
Ensuring that New Zealand Railways Corporation receives adequate funding to fulfil its functions
Providing incentives for cargo movers to direct more of their freight to rail or coastal shipping by introducing a Rail Freight Grant scheme that will allow expansion of the network
Establish an inquiry into which favourable fiscal regime is best as a means of improving the viability of New Zealand's shipping industry
We consider Air New Zealand to be a key strategic asset

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Allow tolling, public private partnerships (PPPs) and other investment options for urgently-needed, high cost highways
Ultimate goal is for State Highway 1 to be four-laned from Kaitaia to Invercargill
Support fair and free competition between air travel providers
Investigate the possibility of introducing competition to the rail network
Promote barging and coastal shipping services where economically viable as an alternative to land-based freight movement

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