As we progress towards greener, smarter cities of the future, there is an increasing need for public transport systems to become more efficient. Not only to alleviate the traffic conditions and the number of cars on the road, but also to provide a comfortable experience to the road. To do so, both the central and local government are working together to find solutions to enable commuters to allow the travelling from anywhere in the city on public transport in just 45 minutes.
One key initiative is the development of the City Rail Link. Featuring twin tunnels up to 33 metres under the city, Auckland Transport’s 2.5 billion dollar city rail link will help keep up with the demands of the additional 700,000 passengers in the next 30 years.
Sharing about this upcoming project at the 18th Annual Asia Pacific Rail is none other than Auckland Transport’s number one man, Dr David Warburton.
Having started his professional career as an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois and Senior Lecturer at Massey University, David took on a number of roles as Chief Executive / Director in a range of businesses including the energy, packaging, processing and farming sectors. He was also Chief Executive of professional services business CPG, a subsidiary of Downer EDI before leading the establishment of Auckland Transport as its Chief Executive in 2010. With his academic, commericial and local government experience, David is a key leader who is shaping the rail landscape in the region.
So don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear first-hand from Auckland Transport’s key leader on its upcoming plans and learn from his insights on rail financing and industry game changers.
David will be speaking at Asia Pacific Rail 2016 on the topic of “Rail as the backbone of an integrated transportation ecosystem in Auckland”. He will also be joining other rail leaders to discuss the future of rail as well as the challenges faced in the funding and investment of rail projects.