Allocation of €50,000 for bus shelters welcome news

Issued : Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Cllr. Pratt welcomes allocation of €50,000 for bus shelters

“Following on the announcement by the then Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly T.D. I am delighted to announce that the National Transport Authority has today allocated €50,000 to Waterford City and County Council for the provision of bus shelters. While both Tallow and Lismore have been prioritised in the allocation, it is hoped that this funding will allow for the provision of further shelters in the west of the County. I would like to thank Waterford City and County Council and in particular James O’Donoghue in Deise Link for their assistance in getting this vital funding.”

“This allocation is on foot of representations made by me to the National Transport Authority in recent months in which I stressed the need for funding for bus shelters in places like Lismore, Tallow, Cappoquin, Ballyduff Upper, Vilierstown and Aglish, and asking that these areas be prioritised when decisions are being made as to which locations across Ireland would benefit from the funding.”

“The issue of bus shelters for rural areas of West Waterford is an issue that I have been consistently vocal on. Given the number of bus services operated by Deise Link across the County it is essential that we also provide properly designated stops and shelters for those using the services. The shelters will also act as a visible reminder to members of the public that there are public transport services available to them from rural areas of the County.”

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

Mayor John Pratt

Ireland - South : Waterford : Lismore
Home Address:
49 Woodview Park
Co. Waterford.

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