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Thomas J Stamp
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Default People Before Profit Proposals

Manifesto is here http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/wp-...p-date-PBP.pdf

in realtion to rail transport their position is

People Before Profit favours an extension of free transport – not a reduction We will oversee an increase in state investment in the public transport systems. We would abolish the National Transport Agency as
it is a neoliberal agency whose chief concern is competition and facilitating private for-profit transport companies. The remit of a new state agency will be to provide cheap and efficient public transport that can facilitate the dramatic reduction in the use of private cars from the roads and ensure ease of movement in our towns and cities. This will mean a significant increase in the bus fleet numbers of existing state companies in both Dublin and Bus Eireann and the expansion of the rail network. We will involve transport users and local communities in planning new routes with the goal of a dramatic
reduction in Co2 emissions from private car usage. We will reverse the dramatic increases in the cost of public transport over recent years and stop any attempts to privatise this essential service.The second biggest cause of Ireland’s increased carbon emissions is transport. There is a totally
inadequate public transport system with Dublin Bus, for example, receiving one of the lowest subsidies in Europe. Over 80 percent of people who use a car to get to work say that they do so because of inadequate public transport.
Through the following measures we would make public transport, efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly.

1. Resist and reverse all privatisation measures proposed to our National Transport Service including routes, bus and rail and staff

2. We will oppose anti-worker measures which will affect bus drivers, engineers and all other bus service workers

3. We would increase the subvention to the European average.
More of a global thing than anything specific, apart from the subsidy.

On that note, I noticed going through the literature (and previous literature) that PPP, Labour, SD, SF, FF are all in favour of increasing the subsidy.
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