Commitment to Public Transport paying off says Armstrong

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson, Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong, has congratulated Translink on a successful first year of Glider operations across Belfast.   Kellie Armstrong commented: “Investment in modern vehicles has delivered the intended outcome with more people choosing public transport to move across Belfast. The introduction of Glider a year ago was met with opposition from […]

Armstrong seeks assurance MOTs will not be further impacted during strike action

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has asked DVA to provide assurance that strike action will not cause further delays at MOT centres. Kellie said: “The ongoing issue at MOT centres has left many people having to take their cars off road while they await a test date. If someone has waited weeks for a […]

Alliance extremely disappointed Department sees no benefit in discussing Residents Parking Schemes for other areas

North Down Alliance Party representatives have said they are “extremely disappointed”, after the Department for Infrastructure confirmed it saw “no benefit” in extending a Residents Parking Schemes to other areas and have refused request to make a deputation to Council. Councillor Andrew Muir and Councillor Karen Douglas had both campaigned for the scheme to be […]

McReynolds calls for DOJ to regulate private car parks

Belfast City Council has called on the Department of Justice to clamp down on the practice of private car park operators and their agents in Northern Ireland, after Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds Raised their behaviour with Belfast City Council. Securing support for the plan that will see the local authority call on the Department of […]

Alliance works to protect local green space

Alliance activist Micky Murray has secured assurances from the Department for Infrastructure that it will move to protect a local space currently being used as an unofficial car park by commuters. The site on Stranmillis Embankment had recently been the focus of a community clean up, only for commuters to move in with little thought […]

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson disappointed A5 is not to proceed

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson, Kellie Armstrong MLA, has said she will be seeking urgent clarification as to why the Department has decided not to defend a legal challenge that lead to Mr Justice McCloskey making the order to quash the original approval for the A5. Questioning what’s next for the West, Kellie said “the A5 is […]

Dickson to seek urgent meetings after power station news

Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson is to seek urgent meetings with the owners of Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations after restructuring was announced at the locations.It is understood the majority of jobs at the plants will be saved but up to 80 redundancies will take place. Owners AES will keep Kilroot open for at […]

Armstrong calls for clarity after contract for York Street Interchange collapses

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has called for the Department for Infrastructure to clarify what’s next for the York Street Interchange project after a judge confirmed the contract awarded for it is to be set aside. With around 100,000 vehicles using the junction every day, it would have been one of the largest infrastructure […]