Latest Laois News: Green light for Bus Shelters in three Laois communities in 2022
NTA confirms bus shelters will be provided next year in Ballybrittas, Kilminchy & Mountrath
Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has confirmed that five Bus Shelters are to be provided on Laois Bus Routes next year.
Deputy Stanley said “Two new Bus shelters are to be provided in Mountrath, two at Kilminchy, Portlaoise and one in Ballybrittas.”
“I have received written confirmation from the National Transport Authority (NTA) and this is very welcome news. Commuters in these three localities have been calling for bus shelters to be installed. They have had to endure for years waiting on the roadside for buses in all weathers.”
“I have been making representations to have bus shelters provided for a long period of time with the NTA. I raised it again with the NTA and with the Transport Minister in the Dáil last week. I have also looked for shelters to be provided in Borris in Ossory, Castletown, Newtown, Crettyard and Ballylinan. The NTA have confirmed that consideration will be given to the provision of these bus shelters in a subsequent programme.”
“If we want to get more people using public transport we have got to provide essential Infrastructure like Bus Shelters along routes.”