Auckland Transport


Auckland Transport
TypeCouncil-controlled organisation
PredecessorAuckland Regional Transport Authority and the transport functions of the former councils
Founded1 November 2010; 11 years ago (2010-11-01)
New Zealand
Area served
Auckland Region
Key people
Adrienne Young-Cooper
non-executive chair,
Shane Ellison
chief executive officer
ServicesOperation, maintenance, design and construction of transport infrastructure and transport services, and (some) strategic planning
Revenue$1.36 billion (as of 2010)[1]
OwnerAuckland Council
Number of employees
1700+ (2019)[2]

Auckland Transport (AT) is the council-controlled organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council responsible for transport projects and services. It was established by section 38 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, and operates under that act and the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010.

Auckland Transport began operating from 1 November 2010, at the inauguration of Auckland Council. It assumed the role of the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) and the combined transport functions of Auckland's seven city and district councils, all of which were disestablished.

Operations and staff

AT is responsible for the Auckland Region's transport infrastructure (excluding state highways and railway tracks) and public transport. It designs, builds and maintains roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways; co-ordinates road safety and community transport initiatives; and it plans, co-ordinates and funds bus, train and ferry services. It is the largest of the council's organisations, with over 1700 staff, controlling half of all council rates.[1] Dr David Warburton was the inaugural chief executive of the organisation. His successor, Shane Ellison, joined the organisation in December 2017.[3]

Auckland Transport has a key enforcement role, employing over 120 Parking Officers.[4][5] In 2017, it created the new position of Transport Officer, with up to 220 to be appointed.[6] These officers work on Auckland's public transport network and are empowered by law to remove passengers off trains and issue infringement notices of $150 to enforce fare payment.[7][8][9]

Board members

Directors are appointed by Cabinet and by Auckland Council. The Board has overall responsibility for delivering transport, including managing and controlling public transport and local roads.

The directors appointed from October 2019 were:[10]

  • Adrienne Young-Cooper (Chair)
  • Wayne Donnelly (Deputy Chair)
  • Darren Linton
  • Kylie Clegg
  • Mary-Jane Daly
  • Dr Jim Mather
  • Dame Paula Rebstock
  • Nicole Rosie
  • Councillor Bill Cashmore
  • Councillor Chris Darby


AT's assets totalled $19.1 billion in 2018, up 0.5 billion since June 2017.[11]: 17  AT owned or operated the following transport assets as of 2018:[11]: 5 

Also the following:

  • 6,859 km of footpaths, which grew to 7,287 km by 2016[12]
  • 985 bridges and major culverts
  • 99,912 street lights
  • 127,666 road signs
  • 1,554 bus shelters
  • 14 multi-storey car park buildings
  • 933 on-street pay-and-display machines
  • 270 AIFS integrated ticketing devices

See also


  1. ^ a b "Chiefs for supersized Auckland named". The Dominion Post. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Auckland Transport appoints new Chief Executive" (Press release). Auckland Transport. Scoop. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ Transport, Auckland. "A parking officer's job". Auckland Transport. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Parking wardens - a Official Information Act request to Auckland Transport". 14 March 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Transport officers to operate on Auckland trains in bid to curb violence". 6 November 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Fare evaders face fines of up to $500 on Auckland public transport - Aucklander - The Aucklander News". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  9. ^ Auckland Transport. "Auckland's new Transport Officers". YouTube. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b "2018 Annual Report" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Ratepayer's Update (flyer with rates notices)". Auckland Council. November 2016.

External links

  • Auckland Transport website