New Zealanders and visitors use the country’s transport network to move freight to local or international markets, travel to work, sightsee, holiday, and connect with loved ones. Enabling them to do this easily and safely is the key task of the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Creating transport solutions for a thriving New Zealand is the ambitious goal of the Transport Agency. It performs four core functions:

  • planning the land transport networks
  • investing in land transport
  • managing the state highway network
  • providing access to and use of the land transport system.

This wide-ranging brief requires a dedicated team, healthy relationships with transport sector partners, and innovative solutions that unite and inspire people across the sector to apply proven solutions in their environment.

The Transport Agency develops a wide range of services, intellectual property and products. Third parties increasingly approach the organisation with requests to use those valuable assets. A recent example is the highly successful ‘Mistakes’ advertising campaign, which has gained international interest.

The Safe System in Practice two-day training course is another example. It sees people from different transport sector organisations jointly apply the Safe System principles and tools to real New Zealand road- safety issues. Together, they develop Safe System recommendations in a true cross-sector fashion.

Interest in the Transport Agency data and licensing registers has been growing. This bespoke registry suite supports the business functions of road-user charges, driver licensing, motor vehicle registration, licensing and safety. These complicated systems have won several awards and have proven to be best practice not only in New Zealand but also internationally.

The Transport Agency, together with its transport sector partners, is making a positive difference to New Zealand and its people.

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