Eamon Ryan TD., the Minister for Transport, has published the draft National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland which sets out the Department of Transport’s new long-term strategy for investing in land transport. The Department is now seeking feedback from the public and interested stakeholders on the framework.
The framework seeks to ensure that investment in land transport delivers a high-performing network and supports the delivery of national spatial planning and climate change policies. It aims to align with the National Planning Framework and Climate Action Plan while setting out strategic priorities for transport investment in order to guide the types of projects that will be developed in the future.
Commenting on the initiative, Minister Ryan said: “The land transport network connects communities across our island. We are interested in hearing the views of the public and all interested stakeholders as we develop our new investment framework. The output of this consultation will help shape this high-level investment framework and investment priorities, which will determine how we deliver infrastructure within and between our cities, towns and rural communities in a sustainable manner over the coming decades. As transport is a key enabler of our spatial and climate change policies, your views will inform how transport supports sustainable social, environmental and economic development nationwide.”
Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD said: “This framework outlines our strategic priorities for transport investment, with the aim of supporting the Project Ireland 2040 vision. We look forward to engaging on this important consultation which will help set out priorities for investment in transport in the years ahead.”
The consultation will run until 11:59pm on Friday, 28th of May 2021. For more information and to read the draft National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland, alongside relevant evidence and analysis, please visit https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/737a6-national-investment-framework-for-transport-in-ireland-nifti/
All submissions to the consultation will be published on the Department’s website unless otherwise specified.
Photo Caption: After conducting a brake trial just east of Monasterevin Station, (8)209 powers through at Notch 8 with the 2045 North Wall – Ballina IWT Liner which was a 27 bogie flat trial. The train would divide at Claremorris with 18 bogies going to Ballina and 9 bogies remaining in Claremorris overnight. These would be tripped into Ballina on Tuesday morning. Mon 27.06.16