Tuesday 7 August 2007

New buses and a new service for Galway City

Mr Noel Dempsey TD, Minister for Transport has launched the first phase of Transport 21-funded buses in Galway City, aimed at improving public transport services for the people of Galway.

Commenting, Minister Dempsey said - "This Government is committed to improving the public transport network for everyone to use. I want to see more modern, reliable, accessible and environmentally-friendly buses on the streets of cities and towns all over the country. I want communities like Doughiska, here in Galway, to enjoy a top quality bus service that meets their needs. Government funding under Transport 21 is now helping to make that happen."

The Minister added - "Today marks the launch by Bus Éireann of an ambitious customer-focused plan to upgrade Galway city and commuter bus services. Other cities and towns right across the country are similarly set to enjoy improvements to services under Transport 21. That's what I want for the Irish travelling public - safe, reliable public transport, that more people will want to use. Bus Éireann's announcement today is very welcome in that regard."

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