€144,366 INVESTED IN SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PROJECTS IN CAVAN AND MONAGHAN– DEPUTY O’REILLY

Over 144 hundred thousand euro will be allocated to sustainable transport projects under the jobs initiative this year for projects in Cavan and Monaghan.

This is part of €14 million allocated nationwide, providing over 14,500 days of employment for local contractors on a nationwide basis.

Following two rounds of investment in sustainable transport projects costing €4million each, a further €2 million specifically targeted at smaller projects, has now been released by Public Transport Minister, Alan Kelly.

This is welcome news for Cavan and Monaghan, these particular projects are the re-alignment of kerbing in Cootehill, raised pedestrian crossing for Chapel Road in Bailieborough, sinage, pedestrian crossing and kerbstones for Kingscourt, work on a new bus stop in Carrickmacross and a new set-down area also for Carrickmacross.

Not only will this address road safety issues in these areas, it will also create much needed employment in a sector that badly needs it.

We have to encourage people not to use their cars so investing in walking and cycling infrastructure is part of that. It is necessary to maintain investment in these types of projects.

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website