The draft Transport Agency Investment Proposal (TAIP) is the proposed programme of activities to be funded over the next 10 years from the National Land Transport Fund.
The Transport Agency has prepared the draft TAIP for consideration by Regional Transport Committees as part of their integrated Regional Land Transport Plans (RLTPs) to meet national and regional objectives.
Once adopted in RLTPs alongside any locally-led activities put forward by Regional Transport Committees, the activities within the TAIP will be submitted to the Transport Agency Board, which will confirm a final programme of activities known as the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), by 31 August 2018.
The draft TAIP is one element by which the Transport Agency gives effect to the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) and its strategic priorities of:
In previous years, the Transport Agency has prepared a State Highway Investment Proposal (SHIP). The draft TAIP, however, takes a whole-of-system view across all modes of transport. This will allow the Transport Agency to respond to the draft GPS, which has proposed new Activity Classes relating to rapid transit and transitional rail, both of which will be 100 percent funded from the National Land Transport Fund.
In addition, the draft GPS signals a rebalancing of national funding allocations, representing a shift away from building new state highway capacity, and toward greater investment in public transport, regional improvements, local road improvements, road safety and traffic management, and supporting active modes of transport.
The investment proposed by the draft TAIP is categorised into five groups of activity:
The TAIP includes regional summaries that set out for each region:
Projects are categorised according to status and national priority, and information is also provided on how projects will deliver the Government’s priorities.
In addition, the regional summaries also identify some of the potential opportunities within other activity classes – public transport, walking and cycling improvements, regional improvements, local road improvements, road safety promotion, and demand management – that local authorities may want to be taken up within each region, supported by the increases in funding available for some activity classes.
This is the business case for investment in maintenance, renewal and operational activities proposed on the state highway network as part of the 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme. It presents a more detailed rationale for investment in state highway maintenance, renewals and operations as identified in the 2018–21 State Highway Investment Proposal (link here to doc above).