Senator Fiona O’Loughlin calls for increased investment in public transport

Newbridge Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has called on the government to prioritise investment in public transport.

Senator O’Loughlin said; “I have spoken to the Taoiseach, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Transport, and I have communicated the urgent need to increase our investment in our public transport system”.

“In particular we need to make better use of our railway connectivity. Many people will be returning to public transport after long periods of working from home. We need to see better quality, and more affordable rail options”

“We have waited long enough to see our rail fleet updated, and I believe now is the time.”

“Traffic management is a huge issue, especially in Newbridge, and we must see pro-active solutions to the problem. Increasing access to rail services is one of a suite of measures needed”

“In South Kildare we need to see rail travel made more affordable and accessible. We need to make fares from Newbridge and Kildare closer to short hop zone prices from Sallins to Dublin.”

Senator O’Loughlin concluded “We do not take advantage of our railway network anywhere near enough, but in order to be able to do so we need to see increased investment”