Re: Re: Cork Transport
1. I completely agree with the first part so the only way to get rid of Martin is by giving a gesture to Fianna Fail i.e.dont vote for them.
2. We dont take it for granted at all. I personally think its a basic right and you cannot compare what Cork should be to Dublins miserably failed transport. The amount of money wasted is only phenomenal. Let the politicians make the policy so they feel they are doing something, then send in a private company on a fixed price contract with bonus scheme to finish early, penalties if they finish late and see what happens. Cork is an excellent sized city that could have transport sorted out very easily. If we “whinge” its because the only way it seems to get a redult is to complain loudly enough.
Cork has been failed on
1. Airport Debt promise – fail, a project cost over run by none other than the DAA themselves, while on the same day SIX HUNDRED MILLION was to buy out a toll bridge on a acontract signed by Pee Flynn and George Redmond, those bastions of good planning
2. Kent Station redevelopment – fail/farce with no bus/rail integration
3. Kinsale roundabout 9 years late and not on time and under budget as the politicos seem to think
4. Bandon flyover funding pulled – fail
5. Sarsfield flyover funding pulled – fail
6. Fermoy bypass – white elephant
7. Docklands – fail
8. Nightlink – non existent
9. Midleton railway – signed months late, reannounced several times and now will be ANOTHER year late
And you wonder why we give out?
Agreed – very good points.
You can easily get in and out of the city off-peak to East/West Cork Kerry whilst you would be stuck in traffic trying to get to Brittas etc. with thousands trying to do the same thing on a sunny Sunday.
Arts funding for Cork ?
See how much West Kerry gets.
De-centralisation for the second city ? Nil.
Canvassers fro McGrath F.F. called to me last week and admitted that they are getting a roasting at the doorsteps on the airport debt issue but believe it will be sorted out before the election.
Only last weekend I cycled on an old railway line from Blackrock to Monkstown which probably went on to Crosshaven ?
What an asset for future light Rail / Luas type link picking up Blackrock.Mahon,Rochedtown/Douglas/Carrigaline.
If this was Dublin it would be up and running by now given that there probably is a population to support it going through the city to U.C.C/CUH/C.I.T.Ballincollig ?
Strong representation required to the next government by T.D.’s etc
Cork Transport should be re-titled “Figure it out yourself”