Dublin Senator Catherine Noone has today spoken out against the potential introduction of multiple tolls on the M50, saying that “for the hard-pressed commuters currently using the M50, this simply isn’t an option right now. Multi-tolls should not be considered at this point in time until viable alternative public transport links are in place which, currently, they just aren’t”.
Senator Noone continued: “This proposal, which is contained in a draft report by the National Roads Authority is one which must be rejected outright, as it is one which I know will cause anxiety among workers who are already pressed financially from all angles. The cost of running a car has gone up exponentially in the last five years due to the rise in petrol prices, and we need to work to resist any further rises. The idea that a return journey on the M50 could increase from its current cost of €6.20 for a car is just not on”.
Senator Noone added: “As we work to get Ireland back working, it needs to pay to go to work and introducing multiple tolls will simply penalise those people who are helping our recovery”.