PRATT STEPS UP BUS SHELTER CAMPAIGN AS €1.5M ALLOCATED BY MINISTER KELLY

Issued : Tuesday 20 May, 2014

STATEMENT BY CLLR. JOHN PRATT

Labour Party Councillor and local election candidate, Dungarvan-Lismore

Tuesday, 20th May 2014


PRATT STEPS UP BUS SHELTER CAMPAIGN AS €1.5M ALLOCATED BY MINISTER KELLY

Local election candidate, Cllr. John Pratt, has welcomed news that €1.5 million has been allocated today for 40 new bus shelters for rural areas across Ireland.
Cllr. Pratt says: “I am glad that my colleague, Minister Alan Kelly, has today allocated €1.5 million for a bus shelter programme that is being targeted at rural areas.

“This is on foot of representations that I made to Minister Kelly in recent months in which I stressed the dire need for funding for bus shelters in places like Tallow,Lismore, Cappoquin, Ballyduff Upper, Vilierstown and Aglish.

“On the back of today’s announcement, I will be immediately writing to Minister Kelly asking that these areas be prioritised when decisions are being made as to which locations across Ireland will benefit from the funding.

“The issue of bus shelters for rural areas of West Waterford is something which I have been very vocal on throughout the course of my election campaign, and I have been consistently in contact with Minister Kelly’s office on this front. As I have said time and again, Deise Link is being used regularly by our senior citizens with no provision of bus shelters and this needs to be solved.

“I want to assure local people that in light of today’s announcement, I will continue to do my utmost to secure funding for these badly-needed bus shelters for our area.”

ENDS
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