Government told to improve public transport before congestion charge

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 10 May 2022

The government is being told it must improve public transport before introducing congestion fees.

A new report, called Te Ara Matatika, from the Helen Clark Foundation delivers a list of recommendations to make the fees fair and equitable across the country.

It is expected the Emissions Reduction Plan, to be released on 16 May, will include a charge for motorists passing through busy routes at peak times.

Helen Clark Foundation research fellow and the author of the report Tom James spoke to Corin Dann.