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The table below summarises the relationship between the intended impact of Ministry actions as listed in the 2011–2014 Statement of Intent and the government’s long-term outcomes for transport.

Impact of Ministry actions  
 Government's long-term transport outcomes 
 
  A
An efficient transport system that supports high levels of economic productivity, strong international connections and meets international obligations.
B
Sustainable funding basis for transport
infrastructure investments and use 
C
A high quality transport system for Auckland 
D
An accessible and safe transport system that contributes positively to the nation’s economic, social and environmental welfare. 
Making board appointments and working with transport Crown entities contributes to better value for money from improved decisions, better government services and reduced costs for the transport sector.       
Engaging with Auckland Council and Auckland Transport supports decision making and long-term planning in line with government policy and funding issues.     
Simpler, more streamlined regulatory interventions deliver transport outcomes with minimal delay and compliance costs.     
Policy advice and support ensures Christchurch’s transport system is able to support its recovery and its contribution to the economy.  
Better understanding of the freight system contributes to better informed policy and sector decisions, increasing the effectiveness of the freight supply chain in growing the economy.     
Revised funding and procurement policies in public transport, walking and cycling, as well as regulations and legislation applying to public transport, delivers greater value for money.   
Developing policies on the planning, management and funding of the network identifies settings which allow effective targeting of road investment and, in the long term, ensures increased efficiency of national and urban road networks.   
Policy advice on a range of safety focused measures reduces death and injuries on the roads, reduces social costs and delivers a more efficient effective and safer transport system.     
Land transport legislative and regulatory framework is simplified and streamlined resulting in improved planning and decision making processes, reduced compliance costs and increased effectiveness in meeting government priorities. 
Policy advice on the implementation of streamlined ownership and operating arrangements for metro rail contributes to reliable and financially sustainable passenger rail services in Auckland and Wellington.   
KiwiRail is assisted in developing a strong business case to ensure it has the required resources to become commercially viable and contribute to growing the economy.       
Increased international air traffic rights and improved access and choice improve competition and support increased passenger and freight movements to and from New Zealand.       
Effective monitoring of joint venture airports protects the Crown’s financial interest and supports regional economic activity.       
Compliance with international standards enhances the safety and security of air travel and freight movements and ensures sustained access to the international aviation system.   X    
Simplification and streamlining of the legislative and regulatory framework for air transport reduces compliance costs, increases effectiveness and meets government priorities.       
Compliance with international standards enhances the safety and security of maritime freight movements and ensures sustained access to the international aviation system.     
Simplification and streamlining the legislative and regulatory framework for maritime transport reduces compliance costs, increases effectiveness and meets government priorities.       

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