Aucklanders could pay a motorway toll of about $2 under a congestion-busting plan being unveiled by Mayor Len Brown today.
The mayor is set to announce details for tolling existing state highways to plug a $12 billion-plus transport funding gap over the next 30 years.
A motorway user charge of about $2 is believed to be one of two options prepared by an independent alternative transport funding group.
The second option is a mix of higher rates and a regional fuel tax.
C-charge: A resounding 'NO'
THE PEOPLE have spoken – and Greater Manchester will NOT be getting a congestion charge. Voters have overwhelmingly rejected the scheme by a majority of almost four to one in a region-wide referendum. The 'No' vote won a clear majority in all ten local authority areas and delivered a crushing blow to the plan to invest billions of pounds in the region's public transport infrastructure.
Let's take a leaf out of Manchester's book and reject both the Mayor and his profligate ways. There's a revolution going on in Europe against Socialism with its never ending taxes. New technology is making the 'public transport is the only way' thinking a thing of the past. It's time for the Mayor to be replaced by someone with future vision not backward orthodoxy.