What is Supermaxx?
Supermaxx is an effective, low cost, affordable, integrated, public transport system covering all main residential, commercial, shopping, and entertainment centres, and Auckland International Airport within the Supercity boundary. Designed to be implemented within 6 months at minimum cost USING CURRENT EQUIPMENT "Supermaxx" vastly improves service while massively lowering travel costs to the public, and saving ratepayers and taxpayers at least $100 million per annum in subsidies.
The introduction of unlimited travel passes instead of distance based fares are game changers being far more attractive to passengers as they are cheaper and easier to operate, and produce more revenue!
There are 5 facets of a public transport system that have to be brought to together for maximum efficiency
3. Fare type
4. fare level
How does it work?
"Supermaxx" will contract all trains and buses plus the Devonport, and maybe other, ferries initially from private operators by tender and collect all revenue leaving the operators to concentrate on providing high standards of service delivery as contracted. Supermaxx services will be reviewed every 6 months to ensure maximum effectiveness at minimum cost.
BY MAXIMISING EFFICIENCY OF ROUTES APPROXIMATELY 30% MORE PASSENGERS CAN BE HANDLED WITHE 200 LESS BUSES ON THE ROAD LEADING TO FAR LESS POLLUTION AND CONGESTION.
All route planning and timetables will be established by "Supermaxx".
Services will be organised into&
PRIMARY - services every 10 minutes for most of the day and 5 minutes at peak times.. Limited 24 hour services.;
STANDARD - services every 20 minutes for most of the day, 10 minutes at peak times,
LOCAL - services every 20 minutes for most of the day
REGIONAL - services at least every 30 minutes for most of the day
THE TOTAL TRANSPORT PACKAGE
Primary, Secondary, Local and Regional public transport services.
'MINIMAXX" - SHARED RIDE MINI AND MIDI BUS SERVICES
Licenced services providing shared ride door to transport hub (dial a ride) and back services for a fare of $2. Mini buses would operate in local zones within 5km of transport hubs.
Approximately 90% of Auckland's population will be within 15 minutes walk of a "Supermaxx" bus or train stop.
Cycling has a very important part to play in Auckland Transport, but not in long distance commutes on our hilly terrain and overcrowded roads. Most of our main arterial roads cannot carry dedicated cycle lanes. Cycles cannot mix with buses in cycle lanes! Cycling does however have a vital and practical part to play in commutes between home and the nearest "Supermaxx" service in local urban areas - often using quieter back streets.
UNDERCOVER, CAMERA MONITORED, CYCLE STORAGE WILL BE PROVIDED AT ALL TRANSPORT HUBS AND AS MANY TRANSFER POINTS, RAIL STATIONS, AND BUS STOPS AS POSSIBLE.
PRIVATE CAR Private car commuters will soon discover the advantages of using their cars to commute to the nearest "Supermaxx" service for the best in flexibility, time saving, money saving, stress saving, and pollution saving. The cost of a 30 day "Supermaxx" pass is less than the cost of one week long term parking in the city, and less than a few hours short term parking in many parking buildings! Express buses from Transport Hubs will actually mean faster commutes than private cars by using motorways and a developed system of bus lanes
Park and ride facilities can be provided free at many places by renting out the air space above for development of offices or apartments. The bottom two floors would be provided to SUPERMAXX. It is fair to charge a fee of $5 per day for use of park and ride facilities
We encourage "kiss and ride" services to minimise parking congestion around "Supermaxx" routes and to avoid land wastage in park and ride facilities.