Differing political ideologies and analysis to the point of paralysis are bringing parts of the New Zealand transport system slowly but surely to a grinding halt, but there is a solution if the politicians and bureaucrats can put aside their "they know best" attitude.

Governments of the day exercise their right to set the New Zealand transport agenda, it's called the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport.

Sounds fair enough, but over the last 20 years, New Zealand has had three forms of coalition Government, all with different priorities for their transport agenda.


The result of this flip-flopping in