18 Sep 2011

Transport Agency pays millions in consultancy fees

8:00 am on 18 September 2011

The Transport Agency has paid $47.5 million to consultants in the past three financial years.

Figures obtained by Radio New Zealand show the money went to 711 consultants. Almost $10.25 million went to 10 companies.

At the top of that list is Educating NZ, which delivers a road safety programme in schools, followed by R&D Consultants NZ, which monitors long-term road pavement performance.

NZTA says the money paid to consultants is less than 0.5% of the $3 billion spent on transport solutions.