Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín seeks to radically improve Ireland’s broken transport infrastructure and become Minister for Transport.

Peadar Tóibín has said that the daily experiences of commuters are untenable, pledging that Aontú in government will prioritise radical reform of transport throughout Ireland.

An Teachta Tóibín stated:

“As a TD for a commuter county, I know first-hand of the financial and social costs suffered by individuals and families because of the transport nightmare that exists in this country. The current approach to transport overseen by Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil has horrific family, social and financial costs to hundreds of thousands of people and their families.

“It is an indictment of Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil’s tenure in power that hundreds of thousands of people remain stuck in traffic jams for hours every day as they commute to Dublin. Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil’s lack of strategy and solutions to Ireland’s transport chaos points towards their desire to simply normalise the abnormal, to normalise congestion, delays and insufficient investment in public transport.”

If re-elected, Peadar Tóibín has committed to prioritising transport reform and rectifying the current unsustainable and costly approach to transport and planning.

An Teachta Tóibín stated:

“This election is an opportunity to propel transport chaos to the top of the political agenda. Aontú is serious about radical transport reform. We aim to be in government.

“To achieve our objectives we will seek a seat at the cabinet table to be in charge of Ireland’s transport future. We will prioritise investment in public transport and radical reductions in the cost of using public transport. I see transport as a quality of life issue. Aontú will ensure that public transport is a real and attractive option for commuters.

“In Meath, we are still waiting for a rail line to Dublin. It is ridiculous that despite the benefits to the environment, public health, quality of life and travel times that would be created by a rail line for Meath, Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil have taken no action to make such a rail line a reality. We need to get Meath on track.

“We will prioritise the construction of rail lines throughout the country. It is astounding that successive governments have allowed the decline of Irish rail infrastructure. We must turn that trend around now. I am committed to making sure that Ireland has a structured, joined-up approach to transport that puts an end to daily commuter chaos.”