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Transport Minister Criticised Over M50 Traffic Congestion


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The Minister for Transport has been criticised for failing to address capacity issues on the M50.

In recent weeks it was revealed that rush hour traffic on the motorway now lasts eight hours a day.

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Transport, Imelda Munster has also called on Minister Shane Ross to declare whether he intends to introduce multi-point tolls in an effort to reduce traffic congestion.

Deputy Munster says “The M50 is at capacity. Motorists are spends hours every day stuck in traffic.”

“This is primarily due to poor planning, underinvestment and lack of joined up thinking from successive governments”.

“Is this the Minister’s automatic go-to response? Is he going to penalise motorists, yet again, because he has no plan to reduce vehicles on the M50?”

“It is not the fault of motorists that the government has not invested or planned for sustainable transport or adequate infrastructure to deal with the level of traffic on the roads.”

Deputy Munster says she plans on raising the matter in the Dáil next week.


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