Merging the roads authority and the railway agency

Posted February 20th, 2014

The Roads Bill 2014 is before the Dáil. It merges the National Roads Authority with the Railway Procurement Agency and makes provision for updating previous roads Acts. During my contribution to the debate, I raised the following issues:

-The importance of reducing the number of state agencies and the size of government generally

– Focussing on light rail as the future for Dublin transport

-The importance of achieving efficiencies in merging the two agencies

– The necessity of first-rate communications to visitors during the construction of Luas Cross City

– The possibility of using the East Link Toll to expand DublinBikes south of the canal

– The importance of introducing the relevant regulations as per my Smarter Transport Bill 2011

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