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A petition to demand light rail for Galway city, and to prove Transport Minister Shane Ross wrong in his contention that there is no demand for such a system, will begin taking signatures this weekend.
Only a signed petition from the people, and broader support from the business community and the Chamber of Commerce, will see a light rail network developed in Galway city.
Transport Minister Shane Ross has confirmed that "his door is open" to the provision of a light rail system in Galway if there is sufficient demand for the service and if a strong business case can be made for the proposal.
Shops and businesses in Galway city risk a major loss in trade, following the opening of the M18 Tuam to Gort motorway, which could see "thousands of shoppers going to Ennis and Limerick instead".
The 53km M18 Tuam to Gort motorway, which was first used by vehicles last evening will boost tourism and employment opportunities in a whole new region, Transport Minister Shane Ross said at the opening yesterday morning.
Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, has renewed his call for the Government to introduce free travel for third level students ahead of the new college year in September, as costs for students continue to rise.
The Athenry-Tuam-Milltown (ATM) greenway committee is due to submit a strong proposal in response to the invitation for submissions as part of the public consultation.
Fianna Fáil Deputy, Robert Troy, has welcomed clarification from the Minister for Transport regarding proposals for a road worthiness test aimed at tractors and agricultural vehicles.
As the bus strike drags into its second week, Galway city Labour councillors will bring a motion to the next Galway City Council meeting in support of the striking Bus Éireann workers, and demanding the Government "immediately take action to resolve the dispute".