We must keep pushing for funding for Transport Hub, says Ferguson

Alliance Councillor Rachael Ferguson has said she hoped funding would soon be available to advance the planned Transport Hub project in the North West. The local Councillor was speaking after her colleague Andrew Muir MLA raised the issue with the Infrastructure Minister directly. Rachael said: “I’m delighted to hear plans are still in place for […]

Active Travel must remain a priority, says Lyttle

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has pushed the Infrastructure Minister to confirm if her plans to promote active travelling, including meeting the Bicycle Strategy objective, are on target. Raising the issue in the Assembly on Monday, Mr Lyttle pushed the Minister to consider an Active Travel Act, ensuring relative funding was diverted towards the scheme. He […]

Pope welcomes economic strategy but disappointed sustainable transport not prioritised

Alliance Banbridge Councillor Brian Pope has welcomed a new Mid South West Regional Economic Strategy but expressed disappointment sustainable transport has not been prioritised. He said it would bring vital investment to the area but partly represented a missed opportunity. “The plan’s executive summary states improved access to a quality road network is key to […]

Muir welcomes financial package for local airports

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir has welcomed the announcement of a £5.7 million support package for Northern Ireland’s airports as the Coronavirus crisis continues. The MLA for North Down described it as an “an important intervention” to help local airports as the pandemic continues. He said: “I welcome this important intervention to ensure local Airports […]

Muir says action needs to happen quickly to save jobs affected by Flybe administration

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said action needs to be taken quickly to save jobs affected by Flybe going into administration. Mr Muir was speaking following a rally by Flybe and Belfast City Airport Swissport staff at Parliament Buildings, before meeting representatives of workers under threat of redundancy following the airline falling into […]

Muir extremely concerned over claims of Translink viability

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said he is extremely concerned after a senior civil servant said the viability of Translink was in jeopardy. The Department for Infrastructure’s John McGrath told the Assembly’s Infrastructure Committee while the company had managed to maintain the rail and bus network, it was “running out of options” financially. […]