Irish Government looks for volunteers to test C-ITS

Ireland’s Minister of State with special responsibility for road safety, Jack Chambers TD, alongside Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has launched an EU-funded pilot programme for on-road Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems. This pilot is part of a €10 million (£8.5 million) of spending, with half the funding provided by the EU and half by the State, […]

Irish government department is the first to receive a Gold Smarter Travel Award

The Department of Transport of the Government of Ireland has been recognised as the first organisation in the country to receive the Gold Level Smarter Travel Mark award from the National Transport Authority, in recognition of prioritising sustainable and active commuting as an organisation. The Smarter Travel Mark is a three-tier certification that recognises and […]

Free public transport would incentivise excessive travel, says report

Free public transport would be “overly costly and incentivise excessive travel” and would result in just a 1 per cent reduction in car travel according to an independent report commissioned by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in Ireland. Motorists are more likely to switch to public transport if fuel prices increase, or parking and road […]

€626 million for regional and local roads announced

Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, and Minister of State, Jack Chambers, have announced details of a €626 million investment programme for 2023 for regional and local roads. This represents an increase in funding of €20 million for road pavement and rehabilitation works. The funding package will allow approximately 3,100 kilometres of regional and local […]

Irish Government approves plans for new MetroLink rail project

The Minister for Transport in Ireland, Eamon Ryan, has secured agreement from Cabinet to move forward with the transformative MetroLink rail project. MetroLink is a transformative piece of new public transport infrastructure, the first of its kind in Ireland. It will consist of a fully segregated railway, most of which will be underground, running from […]

Irish Government announces €597 million for regional and local roads

The Irish Government has announced details of a €597 million investment programme for 2022 for regional and local roads. Overall funding will increase by over 4% this year. The funding package will allow approximately 3,100kms of roads to be maintained and 2,550kms to be strengthened. Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, said: “The main priority in […]

Roads reimagined with people and planet in mind

By Derval Cummins, Director-Transportation, Aecom & Martin Boran, Associate Director-Highways-Ireland, Aecom The Irish government is investing €1.8 billion in cleaner, greener transport in 2022, part of its drive to halve transport carbon emissions by 2030. But so far, the debate on resource allocation and planning has pitted investment in public transport against investment in roads, […]

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