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Maskey to meet Department of Infrastructure on Rapid Transit system

23 August, 2018 - by Paul Maskey


Ahead of the beginning of the Belfast Rapid Transit Glider system on Monday 3rd September, West Belfast Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has said that a number of outstanding issues remain to be resolved to the satisfaction of the community.

Paul Maskey said:

“Sinn Féin has held a series of meetings with senior officials from the Department for Infrastructure, including the Permanent Secretary Peter May, on a number of issues related to the incoming Belfast Rapid Transit system.

“We have raised the length of time the BRT lanes are intended to operate, the lack of parking spaces for residents, workers and members of the public along the BRT route, the facilitation of funeral corteges along the route, the implementation of a cycle route through west Belfast, the impact on businesses along the BRT route and the use of all bus lanes by taxis.

“Progress has been made on some of these issues. However, a number of outstanding issues remain to be resolved to our satisfaction and to the satisfaction of the west Belfast community.

“Sinn Féin will be meeting again with senior officials from the Department for Infrastructure on Tuesday 28th August and we will be raising all the outstanding issues which remain to be adequately dealt with.

“This is a major project and it needs to work for the benefit of the west Belfast community.” 

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