Crosby holds ‘positive’ talks with Minister

Chairman of the Western Regional Authority Strokestown area and Independent Councillor Tom Crosby has told of his delight at holding “very positive” talks with Minister of State Alan Kelly over the use of the school bus fleet for Rural Transport.

Chairman of the Western Regional Authority Strokestown area and Independent Councillor Tom Crosby has told of his delight at holding “very positive” talks with Minister of State Alan Kelly over the use of the school bus fleet for Rural Transport.

“These school buses are out of use for up to 80 per cent of the time throughout the year at weekends, from 10.30am to 2pm in the afternoon and for three months throughout the summer holiday period, Christmas and Easter holidays, Bank and Church holidays which leaves this valuable bus fleet available for much needed Rural Transport requirements at no extra cost the taxpayer,” said Cllr Crosby.

Following the talks with Mr Kelly, Cllr Crosby said the Tipperary TD confirmed he would instruct the NTA (National Transport Authority) to forward Cllr Crosby’s route proposals, part of which includes Tarmonbarry Village to Rooskey and also servicing Kilglass, Scramogue, Strokestown, Elphin and Boyle to the Rural Transport Provider for Roscommon.