Waka Kotahi recently submitted a tender to the Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS) regarding research into Maori experiences and expectations of the transport system in New Zealand.
The tender outlines the request for proposals into researching and identifying Maori experiences, expectations and priorities for transport in New Zealand.
It seeks to inform the development of key agency responses and help build capability within agencies like Waka Kotahi.
Research will build on what Waka Kotahi calls ‘phase one’ where it will engage with Maori and work with Te Manatū Waka (Ministry of Transport) and Waka Kotahi to understand a series of questions.
- How Māori perceive the transport system in Aotearoa and why have these perceptions come about?
- How are Māori impacted by the transport system day by day?
- How are Māori responding to government priorities for transport, such as the road to zero strategy and mode shift?
- What are the gaps in data and other evidence that can be used to characterise Māori experiences and impacts on them of the transport system?
- What responses are required to close data and evidence gaps, and how would these responses be prioritised by Māori?
We’re unsure how the research is going to impact private and public transport in New Zealand.