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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Transport

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# ring road
Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
An Bord Pleanála has approved plans for the 18km ring road around the north of Galway city.
Chronic traffic congestion in Galway has been an issue for years.
For more than two decades, a bypass around the city centre has been a large part of the discussion around solutions.
An Bórd Pleanála last night approved plans for a Galway City Ring Road route around the north of the city.
# Travel
Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.
# Leap Card
Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.
# climate action
74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds
However, 32% of car owners overall do not plan on making any change to the number of journeys they take.
# Red Light
'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country’s climate targets.
Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country's climate targets.
Transport experts say focusing investment on public transport instead of roads would be a positive if done right in Ireland, Lauren Boland reports.
But in rural areas, there are concerns that a stop to road-building could cut isolated communities off even further.
Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
Wales has temporarily stopped building new roads, pending a review of projects as part of climate measures.
# climate action plan
Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030
The agriculture sector has been targeted with the lowest change – a 22% to 30% reduction in emissions.
# connecting ireland
Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
The plan was published today for public consultation.
# Air traffic controllers
Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
Kieran Mulvey will lead the talks to solve the industrial relations row between management and air traffic controllers.
# National Development Plan
Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed
This plan is expected to commit €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.
# Pelletstown
Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.
# Transport
Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
The project was due to be completed by 2027.
# Driving
Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.
# Twitter
Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
The change comes into effect today.
# TGIP Transport
'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.
# The Good Info Project
Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin
77% of Dubliners feel their area is well serviced by public transport – but in the midlands, 78% feel the exact opposite.
# Ciaran Cannon
TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling
Fine Gael’s Ciaran Cannon told RTÉ’s Drivetime that he required surgery following a collision with a vehicle.
# fixer upper
Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.
# over to you
Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.
# the good information project
Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.
# busy weekend
Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'
Many services this weekend have already sold out, with more expected to in advance of departure.
# Travel
NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.
# Luas
No Luas service running between Smithfield and the Point
The Red Line is closed between the Smithfield and the Point stops due to a technical fault.
# Roscommon
€200m project approved to replace 'one of the worst sections of primary road in the country'
Cabinet approved construction on a new single carriageway across Roscommon today.
# Transport
NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather
There has already been an increase in demand for some public transport services since restrictions were eased.
# Covid-19
Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.
# Driving It Home
Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister
The committee says that stopping essential workers from continuing driving lessons is a “significant oversight”.
# Stuck
Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal
The Suez Canal Authority said it welcomed international offers to help free a stranded cargo ship.
# Moyross
'My beef is the road not going ahead': A Limerick road is causing division lines between Fianna Fáil and the Greens
Minister Eamon Ryan has been accused of acting “in clear breach” of the Programme for Government.
# Road Safety
90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.
# cleaner transport
NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period
The first of these buses won’t arrive until the second half of 2022.
# Brexit
Warning that Ireland could face 'unprecedented disruption' to movement of goods in next four weeks
The Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear from hauliers this morning.
People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.
# Green Outdoors
€63.5 million funding allocated to walking and cycling greenways
The Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Cork is to receive funding of €10 million.
# traffic light system
Holohan raises concern about Christmas travel, says NPHET engaging with government on traffic light system
The situation at the moment is international travel of a non-essential nature is not safe, said Holohan.
# Travel
Rapid pre-departure testing will get loved ones home for Christmas, says Dublin Airport Authority
Representatives from Ryanair, Aer Lingus as well as the Shannon Group and Rome Airport will also appear before the committee.
# expressway
Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes
Eamon Ryan confirmed that €460 million is needed to keep public transport running until the end of the year.
# expressway
Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons
Services between Dublin and Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast will be affected.
# taxi protest
'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city
Drivers have called on the government to introduce a range of measures to support the industry as they deal with the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.