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02nd May 2018

Transport Minister Breaks Dublin Car Driver’s Hearts With Latest Transport Revelation

Darragh Berry

If you were expecting some great transport news this week in the capital, you picked the wrong dates.

It only confirms the news that bad things do come in threes. First, Dublin’s dream dart underground was hit with crushing blow, then a day later it was revealed that Dublin’s Metrolink could be getting a big unwanted change and now this. 

The Transport Minister has admitted that he has no immediate solution for the major traffic congestion on the M50. 

In fact, he said that it would be nothing more than “absurd” to suggest that he could find a short-term fix to the problem. 

It is being reported by 98FM that rush-hour levels of traffic on the motorway has increased to eight hours every day. 

The Transport Minister stated that the Government have already put together a plan to ease congestion on the M50 and “will continue to do so.”

As well as this, most of their plans are 2040 focused, meaning that no projects are being looked at for the near future. 

And if you thought a second M50 would be constructed to ease this problem, you would be incorrect.

This idea has also been rejected by Ross and he said that instead, the Government needed to find more ways of encouraging people to leave their cars at home thus reducing traffic. 

“It would be absurd for me to come in here today and say I have a short-term solution – because I don’t,” Ross told the Dáil on Wednesday.

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