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Funding and transport – dashboard and open data

The funding and transport dashboard shows funding and performance data for the following transport-related activities.

  • Expenditure on major transport-related activities by Approved Organisations.
  • Performance of public transport services provided by Approved Organisations.
  • Performance of total mobility services provided by Approved Organisations.
  • Vehicle use (VKT, or ‘vehicle kilometres travelled’) within Road Controlling Authority areas, in each region and in New Zealand.
  • The condition of the surface and pavement of local roads and state highways, as well as the quality of ride people experience by Road Controlling Authority areas, each region and New Zealand as a whole.
  • The number and length of infrastructure in Road Controlling Authority areas, each region and New Zealand as a whole.
  • The number and length of roads built, reconstructed or ‘seal extended’ in Road Controlling Authority areas, each region and New Zealand as a whole.

You can find further information underneath the dashboard, including caveats, a glossary and a user guide.

You can also download the data behind the dashboard by clicking on the ‘export’ icon at the top right of the dashboard table. 

Funding and transport dashboard user guide [PDF, 1.8 MB]

Data caveats and definitions

Access the full dataset

If you have any questions or feedback on this dashboard and data, email us at data@nzta.govt.nz

The data comes from Waka Kotahi investment partners, government and non-government sources.

Data reuse caveats

As per license (CC-BY 4.0 International). 

Data quality statement and caveats

All Local Authority data comes from those organisations. Waka Kotahi only performs high-level checks on the data – it doesn’t have control of data quality, including accuracy and completeness. 

Data definitions

Group Sub-group Category Details
Infrastructure work completed Road - new and improved [General definition] Works completed for new and improved roads by approved organisations, in each region, and also in New Zealand.
New roads The construction of a new road or road link that is additional to the existing road network, including any associated new road structures.
Road reconstruction Improvements to or upgrades of existing roads.
Seal extension The sealing of existing unsealed roads.
Road - renewal [General definition] Works completed for the renewal of existing roads by approved organisations, in each region, and also in New Zealand.
Resurfacing Renewals based on resurfacing or reseals. 
Unsealed road metalling Renewals based on unsealed road metalling.
Pavement rehabilitation Renewals based on rehabilitation of (pavement rehabilitation, area wide pavement treatment, pavement smoothing).
Bridge - new [General definition] Works completed for bridges by approved organisations, in each region, and in New Zealand.
New bridges Works for the construction of new bridges.
Bridge - renewal [General definition] Works completed for bridges by approved organisations, in each region, and in New Zealand.
Bridge renewals Works for the upgrade or replacement of existing bridges.
Infrastructure Roads [General definition] Road length (km and Lane km) in New Zealand, the regions and approved organisations (AO).
Sealed road Roads that are sealed.
Unsealed road Roads that are not sealed.
Urban road A road having a speed limit of less than 70 km/h.
Rural road A road having a speed limit of 70 km/h or more.
Cycleway [General definition] Cycleway length (km) in New Zealand, the regions and approved organisations (AO).
Cycleway A longitudinal strip within a roadway reserved by a marking or sign designed for the passage of cycles.
Bridges [General definition] Bridge length (metres) and number in New Zealand, the regions and approved organisations (AO).
Single lane Bridges where there is only a single lane.
Speed only Bridges where there is a speed restriction (but no weight restriction).
Timber Bridges made out of timber.
Weight Bridges that have a weight restriction. Some of these bridges may also have a speed restriction.
Network condition Network condition [General definition] The network condition information in New Zealand, the regions and approved organisations.
CI (condition index) Condition Index by approved organisations, in each authority, region, and in New Zealand.
The Condition Index (CI) is  a single index summarising sealed road surface condition based on visually measured condition defects (from RAMM rating).
PII (pavement integrity index) Pavement Integrity Index by approved organisations, in each authority, region, and in New Zealand.
The Pavement Integrity Index (PII) is a combined index of the pavement faults in sealed road surfaces. It is a ‘weighted sum’ of the pavement defects divided by total lane length. PII combines surface faults (CI) with rutting and shoving. 100 - PII ensures that the higher the number the greater the pavement integrity. Pavement integrity index (PII) and the routine for calculating it using the RAMM software, was introduced in the 2003/04 year.
STE (smooth travel exposure) Smooth Travel Exposure by approved organisations, in each authority, region, and in New Zealand.
Smooth Travel Exposure (STE%) measures the proportion (%) of vehicle kilometres travelled in a year (VKT) that occurs on ‘smooth’ sealed roads and indicates the ride quality experienced by motorists.
Vehicle kilometers travelled Vehicle kilometers travelled [General definition] Vehicle kilometres travelled information in New Zealand, regions and approved organisations.
SH/LR Information on kilometres travelled on state highway (SH) and local roads (LR) by approved organisations, in each territorial authority, region and in New Zealand.
Vehicle class Information on kilometres travelled by vehicle class by approved organisations, in each territorial authority, region and in New Zealand (only available for SH).
Urban/rural Information on kilometres travelled on urban and rural roads by approved organisations, in each territorial authority, region and in New Zealand.
Seal/unseal Information on kilometres travelled on sealed and unsealed roads by approved organisations, in each territorial authority, region and in New Zealand.
Public transport Public transport [General definition] The public transport performance information in New Zealand and the regions.
Boardings Number of passenger boardings on bus/ferry/train.
Fares Fares paid for the use of a public transport system.
SuperGold fare substitute Fare substituted by the SuperGold Card programme.
Fleet size The number buses, train carriages and ferries in each regional fleet.
Passenger kilometres Average trip length multiplied by total boardings over a specific time period.
Service kilometres The distance travelled by buses, trains and ferries while in-service.
Boardings SuperGold Number of passenger boardings on bus/ferry/train with SuperGold card.
Total mobility Total mobility [General definition] Total Mobility performance information in New Zealand and the regions.
Funded in partnership by local and central government, the total mobility scheme subsidises taxi services to people with serious mobility constraints that prevent them from using public transport.
It provides:
- vouchers that discount the normal taxi fare by 50%
- funding to help purchase and install wheelchair hoists in taxi vans
- payment to the owner of the vehicle for every hoist trip made
The scheme is managed and operated by mobility coordinators in regional councils.
Boardings Number of passenger boardings on total mobility services.
Fares Fares paid for the use of total mobility services.
Persons registered Number of people registered in the total mobility programme.
Wheelchair hoists in operation The number of wheelchair hoists in operation.
Wheelchair hoists installed this year The number of wheelchair hoists installed in the year.
Funding All activities [General definition] Transport-related expenditure funded by Waka Kotahi (Waka Kotahi share) and approved organisations (local share).
Investment management The investment management activity class is described in the government policy statement on land transport (GPS) as investment in transport planning, in sector research and in funding allocation management. See below for links to definitions and guidance for each work category within this activity class.
Public transport Public transport comprises one activity class that incorporates two types of activities; existing programmes and improvements. This section provides guidance and information on requirements for public transport programmes and improvements, as well as work category definitions and investment conditions.
Road improvements Road improvements consist of local road, state highway and regional improvements activity classes as well as the crown funded accelerated regional state highway programme activities.
Road maintenance Road maintenance covers two activity classes; local road maintenance and state highway maintenance. This section provides guidance and information on requirements for a road maintenance programme and work category definitions and investment conditions.
Promotion of road safety and demand management Activities delivered under the promotion of road safety and demand management activity class promote the safe, efficient and effective use of the land transport network through education, advertising, raising awareness and provision of public information.
Walking and cycling The walking and cycling activity class comprises improvement activities, delivered either as walking facilities or cycling facilities, the latter including shared walk- and cycleways.
Investment management [General definition] Transport-related on investment management expenditure funded by Waka Kotahi (Waka Kotahi share) and approved organisations (local share).
Activity planning Funding for the preparation and improvement of land transport activity management plans, regional public transport plans, road safety action plans and procurement strategies.
Administration - general Funding for administration related cost.
Management of funding allocation Funding for guidance on Waka Kotahi nationally delivered activities for investment in the funding allocation system (IFAS), including programme management of the national land transport programme (NLTP). The NLTP covers activities funded from the national land transport fund (NLTF) as well as crown funded activities managed by Waka Kotahi.
Regional planning Funding for the management of regional authority statutory land transport planning activities related to the development and management of regional land transport plans (RLTPs).
Sector research Funding for provides guidance on the Waka Kotahi research programme.
Waka Kotahi manages this programme and purchases research from external researchers.
Studies, strategies, models Funding for the costs of preparing programme business cases under the Waka Kotahi business case approach, including supporting evidence collection and model application.
Public transport [General definition] Transport-related expenditure on public transport funded by Waka Kotahi (Waka Kotahi share) and approved organisations (local share).
Administration - general Funding for administration related cost.
PT administration and management Funding for passenger transport services management.
PT information Funding for off-vehicle management, operations and maintenance (including like for like replacement) costs for information provided and related functions that support the delivery of bus, ferry and rail public transport services and total mobility.
PT infrastructure development Funding for the capital cost of all new or improved public transport facilities and infrastructure, exceeding $1,000,000 per activity, and like-for-like replacement/renewal of public transport facilities and infrastructure of more than $5 million total cost per activity.
PT infrastructure maintenance and renewals Funding for the management, operation and maintenance (including like-for-like replacement up to $5 million total cost per activity) of off-vehicle facilities and equipment associated with the delivery of public transport services separately identified by mode or for multi-modal use.
PT services Funding for  contracted bus, ferry and rail public transport services that are set out in the current regional public transport plan (RPTP) prepared in accordance with Part 5 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.
SuperGold card Funding for passengers that use SuperGold Card on public transport services.
Total mobility Funding for subsidised taxi or specialist transport provider trips for people with disabilities and includes the administration, maintenance and operation of facilities and equipment associated with the total mobility scheme.
Road improvements [General definition] Transport-related expenditure on maintenance, operations and renewals funded by Waka Kotahi (Waka Kotahi share) and approved organisations (local share).
Administration - general Funding for administration related cost. 
Bridges and structures replacement Funding for the upgrade or replacement of existing bridges and other road structures, where this is the main purpose of the work.
Minor improvements Funding for the construction/implementation of low cost, low risk improvements to the transport system to a maximum total cost for approval per project of $1,000,000.
New roads and bridges Funding for the construction of a new road or road link that is additional to the existing road network and the sealing of existing unsealed roads.
Professional services Funding for professional services for road maintenance, operations and renewals.
Property purchase Funding for the purchase of land/property by Waka Kotahi and approved organisations for new and improved roading infrastructure. 
Resilience improvements Funding for non-routine work required to protect the serviceability of the following from damage, and to minimise the threat of road closure arising from natural phenomena: roads, road structures and eligible cycle facilities.
Road reconstruction Funding for  upgrading of existing roads.
Traffic management Funding for new facilities and equipment that support the safe management and operation of the road network.
Road maintenance [General definition] Transport-related expenditure on road safety funded by Waka Kotahi (Waka Kotahi share) and approved organisations (local share).
Administration - general Funding for administration related cost. 
Corridor Funding for  the costs associated with the maintenance and renewal of rail level crossing warning devices carried out by the relevant rail track authority and  the renewal of existing road furniture, lighting, signs, markings, traffic management equipment and facilities.
Cycling facilities Funding for  the operation, maintenance and renewal of the pavement and facilities associated with cycle paths, including the operation of associated lighting.
Emergency reinstatement Funding for the response to short duration, natural events that reduce service levels on part of the transport network.
Environment and drainage Funding for  routine care and renewal of  drainage facilities and environmental control facilities.
Financial grants and stimulus Funding for approved organisations at Waka Kotahi discretion.
Footpath Funding for the maintenance and renewal of public footpaths and facilities associated with public footpaths, such as pedestrian network connections, including stairs, alleyways and off-road connections.
Network and property management Funding for costs associated with the management of property purchased by Waka Kotahi for future roading.
Pavement and seal Funding for the routine care,renewal and resurfacing of sealed pavements to maintain their structural integrity and serviceability.
Structures Funding for the routine work necessary to maintain the function, structural integrity and appearance of road bridges, retaining structures, guardrails, tunnels, stock access structures, vehicular ferries, cattle stops, pedestrian over-bridges/underpasses, bridge waterways when the bridge itself is directly affected.
Road safety promotion [General definition] Funding put towards road safety promotion.
Administration - general Funding for administration related cost. 
Promotion, education and advertising Funding for travel demand management activities to improve the performance of the land transport system by changing transport demand and travel behaviour.
Walking and cycling [General definition] Funding put towards construction of new walking and cycling facilities.
Cycle facilities Funding for the construction/implementation of new or improved cycle facilities, and shared pedestrian and cycle paths.
Walking facilities Funding for the construction/implementation of new or improved walking facilities.
Administration - general Funding for administration related cost.
Emergency reinstatement Funding for response to a defined, major, short-duration natural event (a qualifying event) that has reduced or will reduce customer levels of transport service significantly below those that existed prior to the event and results in unforeseen, significant expenditure.

 

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