20-year-old Moa-Herilla Salu spends up to three hours every day travelling on four different buses, NZ Herald reports, to get between home in Māngere and her university classes in Auckland’s city centre. “I leave before eight in the morning and don’t get back until after eight at night,” she says. A glaring example of the difficulties faced by many people in south Auckland who rely on public transport, her story comes as the government is investing in light rail from the city centre to Māngere as part of its vision to build a high-capacity, linked-up rapid transit network across the city. The Māngere community is hopeful that, once complete, it will transform the ability to get easily and quickly to places of work and study.