An extra four cent tax was imposed on motorists yesterday.
The direct cost is obvious – it will be more expensive to buy fuel.
The indirect costs won’t take long to take effect – higher prices for everything that has a transport component.
That will hit individuals, community organisations and businesses.
. . .Half-way into the “year of delivery,” and all we’re seeing is key projects delayed, down-sized or discarded. The public are seeing noticeable asset deterioration at a rate we haven’t seen previously. It’s across New Zealand, Forum members advise, not just Auckland. . .
Where’s the money gone? What exactly has it been spent on? Auckland transport users certainly aren’t seeing the benefits.
The rest of New Zealand isn’t seeing any benefits either.
We’re paying higher prices for fuel and getting less spent on roads.