No bus service planned for opening of new LIT campus

first_imgWhatsApp Senator Maria Byrne with LIT President Professor Vincent Cunnane, and Education Minister Joe McHugh at the LIT Coonagh Campus .Photo: Kieran Ryan BensonTHE National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that it has no plans to provide a bus service to link the city with the Limerick Institute of Technology campus at Coonagh in time for its opening next year.However, a spokesperson revealed that the agency is developing long-term proposals for a “revised network of city bus services in Limerick”, which would include a direct service to LIT Coonagh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “As this process is at an early stage, it is not possible to indicate when changes may be implemented,” added the spokesperson.Approximately 800 staff and students are expected to travel to the new campus on a daily basis when it opens towards the end of the 2019/2020 academic year.Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said it “makes absolute sense” for a bus service to link the new campus with the city centre and expressed concern that no service will be in place in time for the opening.“I have requested the NTA as part of its review to look at extending a city bus service to service the parts of the Ennis Road and Clonmacken that currently have no city bus service operating in the area.“The improvement of the public transport system in Limerick is a bread and butter issue that I have been pursuing for some time and I hope that the NTA move to introduce these direct bus services as soon as possible,” commented Senator Byrne.Bus Éireann Route 343, which links Limerick with Shannon and Ennis, currently stops at the Coonagh roundabout and operates an hourly service to the area during off peak hours, increasing to every 30 minutes during peak time.Senator Byrne pointed out that this service, as well as another bus route that links Limerick and Shannon Airport, would not be able to cope with an additional 800 passengers.by Kathy [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook NewsEducationTransportNo bus service planned for opening of new LIT campusBy Staff Reporter – October 1, 2019 1270 LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. Twitter Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project Email Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air center_img Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleReview of A Murder is AnnouncedNext articleStylish effective hair replacement solutions at Catwalk Hair Consultancy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie International Women’s Day LIT TAGSLimerick City and CountyLimerick Institute of TechnologyLITNewsTransport LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event last_img read more

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L.Y.I.T. named runner up in Sunday Times Good University Guide

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR L.Y.I.T. named runner up in Sunday Times Good University Guide By News Highland – October 6, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleConcern over impact An Post plans will have on rural DonegalNext articleCalls for all Inishowen Cllrs to plead Swan Parks special case to Government News Highland Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been named as runner up in the prestigious Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year 2017.The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 has listed LYIT as runner up with Athlone Institute of Technology winner.The guide says the institute’s cross-border relationships with the North West Regional College and Ulster University boost regional access to higher education, innovation and job creation.Kate Butler, Journalist with the Irish Times outlines how LYIT stood out:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/butler1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Recent college grad fatally shot driving on I-95 in Miami; hunt for killer launched

first_imgWPLG(MIAMI) — A 22-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head while driving on a busy freeway in Miami, leaving investigators trying to determine whether her vehicle was targeted or if she was struck by a stray bullet, officials said on Sunday.Melissa Gonzalez, a recent graduate of Florida International University in Miami, was identified as the victim who was shot dead on Saturday evening on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Gonzalez was driving south on I-95 in Miami’s West Little River neighborhood when shots rang out about 8:30 p.m. and she was hit in the head, officials said.A passenger in Gonzalez’s Chevrolet sedan, identified by the highway patrol as Julian Cortino Veliz, told investigators he heard shots and then noticed Gonzalez was mortally wounded, officials said. Cortina called 911 after the shooting.Gonzalez was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.The passenger told investigators he believes the gunshots came from a dark-colored car.No other injuries were reported in the incident.Investigators are combing through security cameras in hopes of identifying the suspect or suspects. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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