|Predecessor||Auckland Regional Transport Authority and the transport functions of the former councils|
|Founded||1 November 2010|
|Adrienne Young-Cooper |
chief executive officer
|Services||Operation, maintenance, design and construction of transport infrastructure and transport services, and (some) strategic planning|
|Revenue||$1.36 billion (as of 2010)|
Number of employees
Auckland Transport (AT) is the council-controlled organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council responsible for transport projects and services. It was established by section 38 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, and operates under that act and the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010.
Auckland Transport began operating from 1 November 2010, at the inauguration of Auckland Council. It assumed the role of the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) and the combined transport functions of Auckland's seven city and district councils, all of which were disestablished.
AT is responsible for the Auckland Region's transport infrastructure (excluding state highways and railway tracks) and public transport. It designs, builds and maintains roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways; co-ordinates road safety and community transport initiatives; and it plans, co-ordinates and funds bus, train and ferry services. It is the largest of the council's organisations, with over 1700 staff, controlling half of all council rates. Dr David Warburton was the inaugural chief executive of the organisation. His successor, Shane Ellison, joined the organisation in December 2017.
Auckland Transport has a key enforcement role, employing over 120 Parking Officers. In 2017, it created the new position of Transport Officer, with up to 220 to be appointed. These officers work on Auckland's public transport network and are empowered by law to remove passengers off trains and issue infringement notices of $150 to enforce fare payment.
Directors are appointed by Cabinet and by Auckland Council. The Board has overall responsibility for delivering transport, including managing and controlling public transport and local roads.
The directors appointed from October 2019 were:
Also the following: