Cork Senator Tim Lombard says TII must re-engage with road builders to solve eTag frustration for motorists

27 July 2016
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

Cork Senator Tim Lombard
Cork Senator Tim Lombard

Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has said that a lack of agreement over the use of eFlow tags on toll plazas operated by the Celtic Roads Group is leading to confusion and frustration for motorists.

“eFlow has announced that from the end of August their eFlow tags will no longer work at toll plazas operated by the Celtic Roads Group (CRG).

“This means that the two toll plazas on the Cork to Dublin road now require two different methods of payment. This is very frustrating and inconvenient for road users, who had gotten used to using the express lanes on both, many people doing so on a daily basis.

“The lack of an agreement between the companies has left motorists in a precarious situation. Many people would have purchased their eFlow tag under the assumption that they could use the express lanes at both of the toll plazas, however this is now not the case.

“To have a situation now where there are two toll plazas on the Cork to Dublin road which require two different methods of payment is very frustrating for road users and will lead to delays on the roads.

“I am urging Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the National Roads Authority) to re-engage with road builders Celtic Roads Group in a bid to resolve this issue before the change comes into force on Friday 31st August.”

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