Latest Laois News: Local TD claims progress on Laois Bus Shelters
Further progress on Laois Bus Shelters claims Brian Stanley
Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says “Further to the confirmation I received late last year for the provision of Bus Shelters of, 2 in Mountrath, 2 in Kilminchy Portlaoise and 1 in Ballybrittas.
“The National Transport Authority (NTA) have now informed me that they have approved €70,000 for works on 5 bus shelters at these 3 locations. Works are to be tendered to contractors in the coming weeks.
On completion of these 5 shelters the NTA state “They will continue the development and roll out of subsequent bus shelter provision in the County in collaboration with the County Council’’
“I have also been making representations to the NTA for a number of bus shelters in other locations, including Borris in Ossory, Crettyard, Newtown and Ballylinan along with Portlaoise Hospital. The NTA state that these are now ‘under assessmen’t for installation. They have also confirmed their intention to replace existing shelters at Portlaoise Hospital and JFL Avenue.’’
“I welcome this progress as they are badly needed to provide a level of protection from the wind and rain for bus users. It will also encourage more people to use the bus services in the County and have the added benefit of reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion on our roads.
It is my intention to press for the provision of shelters at all of the above locations within the shortest timeframe’’