Transport

No new rail carriages purchased since 2016

-Commuters will have to deal with chronic overcrowding as no spare fleet available and refurbishment plans are shelved- Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy, has said the Government’s failure to address commuter concerns has led to the chronic overcrowding which is now commonplace on train services. Deputy Troy explained, “Information I received from the NTA shows that no new rail carriages have been purchased since 2016 and that it will be a...
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Gov failing to meet driving instructor hiring targets

-Only 15 new driving test instructors hired in 2017, 52 in 2018-

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Robert Troy TD has criticised government efforts as the latest Road Safety Authority (RSA) figures show 52 driving test instructors hired in 2018, the target set by the government for the same period was 67.

Deputy Troy commented, “The government are failing in their responsibility to bring down driving test waiting times. At present there is an estimated 29 weeks waiting time to get a driving test. Despite the urgent need...

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