Insane stupidity of Metro plan
Published 20/08/2010 | 05:00
Congratulations to Kevin Myers upon finally exposing the insane stupidity of the Dublin Airport Metro, which Noel Dempsey (the Minister who wasted €50m on e-voting machines) proposes to waste €5bn on, despite the fact that it won't be used by Dubliners travelling to the airport. They have no intention of driving to St Stephen's Green to look for parking.
Nor will it be used by the collapsing visitor numbers, most of whom will continue to use the low-priced, high-value, competing bus services that ferry people from Dublin Airport all over the city and not just to St Stephen's Green.
It is no surprise that the Department of Transport is pushing this crazy €5bn metro plan, with no cost-benefit analysis, when the country is broke.