16 Jan 2024

Auckland public transport gets more expensive

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 16 January 2024

A public transport advocacy group is questioning Auckland Transport's priorities after it announced a hike in fares.

From next month, trips on Auckland buses, trains, and ferries will be up to 40 cents more expensive, with the council agency saying the cost of living is hitting it, too.

AT Hop card

AT Hop card Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

The Public Transport Users Association is calling the change a step away from the goal of encouraging Aucklanders out of their cars .

Jordan Dunn reports.