Request for Public Transport Classification Information in the ONF

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From: Tony Randle

Dear New Zealand Transport Agency,

Waka Kotahi (WK) recently responded to an information request about how the One Network Framework (ONF) came to the definition of PT1 Rapid transit for rail and bus services (Refer OIA-8243: https://fyi.org.nz/request/15675-one-net...)

In response WK provided a range of documents from August 2020. However, while these documents provide some background to the fact that the ONF developed the range of definitions for different levels of public transport services, WK did not provide any background or evidence in support for these definitions.

It is of particular note that the early documents defining PT classes for the ONF were provided by organisations external to WK. I wish to understand more about how these early definitions for the various levels of PT services were created and agreed.

The earliest document that discussed the five classes for PT is Attachment six TSIG Feedback so far ONF PT Tiers REDACTED.pdf (https://fyi.org.nz/request/15675/respons...) received 21 August 2021 from Management Consultants Just Add Lime. In this report includes a suggested set of Criteria for each of five Classes of PT Tiers as well as feedback comments from the TSIG.

1) Can I please have a copy of the Terms of Reference for the TSIG?

2) Can I please have a copy of the members of the TSIG?

3) Can I please have a copy of the agendas and meeting minutes for the TSIG since May 2020?

4) Can I please have a copy of the contract for services with Just Add Juice under which they were engaged to develop the PT Tiers and to provide the document TSIG Feedback so far ONF PT Tiers to WK?

5) Can I please have a copy of the communication to the TSIG that resulted in this feedback document including the sender of the communication, the date of the communication and any documents attached/linked to the communication?

6) Can I please have a list of the transport qualifications of the person or persons who drafted the table outlined in the document TSIG Feedback so far ONF PT Tiers?

7) Can I please have copy of any supporting information, reports or other evidence used by the person or persons in their drafting of the table outlined in the document TSIG Feedback so far ONF PT Tiers?

The other key early document that discussed the five classes for PT is Attachment seven ONF movement and place classification discussion document.pdf (https://fyi.org.nz/request/15675/respons...) received 1 September 2021 from the Road Efficiency Group. In this report also includes a suggested set of Criteria for each of five Classes of PT Tiers.

8) Can I please have a copy of the Terms of Reference, Memorandum of Agreement, contract or other document between WK and the Road Efficiency group under which the Road Efficiency Group produced the ONF movement and place classification discussion document?

9) Can I please have a copy of the communication to the Road Efficiency Group that led to them to develop the ONF PT Tiers and to provide the ONF movement and place classification discussion document to WK including the sender of the communication, the date of the communication and any documents attached/linked to the communication?

10) Can I please have a list of the transport qualifications of the person or persons who drafted the Public Transport section and associated table in the ONF movement and place classification discussion document?

11) Can I please have copy of any supporting information, reports or other evidence used by the person or persons in their drafting of the Public Transport section and associated table in the ONF movement and place classification discussion document?

If the requested information is held in electronic form, it is preferred that it be provided in its complete and original electronic format. If WK believes that information in a document may be out of scope for this request, it is also preferred that this information is not redacted.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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Dear Tony,

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your request
has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before
6^th October 2021.

 

The information you have requested may contain the names and contact
details of our staff. Please let us know whether you require these names
and contact details. We may need to consult our staff before deciding
whether we can release this information, and this may take a bit more
time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not require
staff names and contact details.

 

If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact
us by email at [1][email address].

 

Regards  

 

Ministerial Services
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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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Dear Tony

 

Please find attached a letter advising of an extension to your request of
8 September 2021 for information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

A response will now be sent to you on or before 13 October 2021.

 

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Ministerial Services
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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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Dear Tony

 

Please find attached the response to your request of 8 September 2021 for
information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Regards

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Official Correspondence,

Thank you for proving the information in your substantive response of 13 October 2021.

I wish to follow-up to clarify a couple of the responses to confirm the requested information has been provided.

With respect to my request item "9) Can I please have a copy of the communication to the Road Efficiency Group that led to them to develop the ONF PT Tiers and to provide the ONF movement and place classification discussion document to WK including the sender of the communication, the date of the communication and any documents attached/linked to the communication?"

WK responded: "In developing the One Network Framework (ONF) design, an international review of movement and place frameworks was completed. As a result, the model layers (including public transport) are included as an element of a complete movement and place framework and therefore encompassed in the design document."

TR Feedback Comment: No further information was provided in response to this request item. Can WK please confirm that it does not hold any "communication to the Road Efficiency Group that led to them to develop the ONF PT Tiers and to provide the ONF movement and place classification discussion document to WK"?
If such communication exists, such as "an international review of movement and place frameworks", then can WK please provide a copy of this communication?

With respect to my request item 11) Can I please have copy of any supporting information, reports or other evidence used by the person or persons in their drafting of the Public Transport section and associated table in the ONF movement and place classification discussion document?

WK Responded: "The document was developed using supporting information from the National Policy Statement on Urban Development which can be found here: https://www.hud.govt.nz/assets/UrbanDeve...

TR Feedback Comment: The only information was provided in response to this request item was the one page document "National-Policy-Statement-on-Urban-Development-expected-outcomes.pdf".
Can WK please confirm that, other than that one page chart, there not any other "supporting information, reports or other evidence used by the person or persons in their drafting of the Public Transport section and associated table in the ONF movement and place classification discussion document"?
If such information exists, such as "an international review of movement and place frameworks", then can WK please provide a copy of this information?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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Dear Tony,

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your request
has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before
15^th November 2021.

 

The information you have requested may contain the names and contact
details of our staff. Please let us know whether you require these names
and contact details. We may need to consult our staff before deciding
whether we can release this information, and this may take a bit more
time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not require
staff names and contact details.

 

If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact
us by email at [1][email address].

 

Regards  

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kôtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

[2]twitter | [3]youtube | [4]facebook

 

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