Congestion will cost Irish economy €2bn per year, MetroLink chief warns

Aidan Foley said that congestion is reaching ‘critical levels’ in the Swords to Dublin city corridor, eating into commuter’s time and productivity

Almost 8,000 workers currently commute from Swords to Dublin City Centre, however only 12 per cent of those commuters use public transport, Aidan Foley said. Picture: Getty

Ireland is outgrowing its current transportation infrastructure, the director of the MetroLink project has said, as he warned that the time drivers are spending in traffic could cost the economy billions of euro.

Aidan Foley made the comments in his submission on day one of an oral hearing on the MetroLink.

According to the project’s chief, congestion is eating into the time of commuters travelling by car, diminishing their productivity by extension.

Economists estimate that, ...