The Ministry of Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) had spent almost $35 million on the Auckland light rail project when the Government decided to take it back for public consultation, Stuff reveals. Key decisions on the project will be put out to the public via an Establishment Unit, according to Transport Minister Michael Wood. The public will have their say on everything from the route the line will take, whether it should be above or below ground, and who will actually own the line.