NUI Galway Engineers host GLUAS workshop

Monday, 24 September 2007

- Future of Sustainable transport for Galway -

The NUI Galway Department of Civil Engineering is to host a workshop on the future of transport infrastructure for Galway on Friday, 28 September in the Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor's Hill. The workshop will particularly focus on how Galway can become a sustainable city with the introduction of a Light Rail System.

Professor Padraic O Donoghue, Dean of Engineering at NUI Galway said: "For many reasons, a sustainable, efficient transport system is essential for a city like Galway. This workshop will focus in particular on the light rail option and outline how this is one of the solutions that is relevant to us".

"We are bringing in experts from other countries, as well as from Ireland to share experiences of the benefits and pitfalls of light rail schemes," said Professor Lewis Lesley, an international expert in the area, who will chair the event.

The Official Opening will be conducted by the Mayor of Galway Cllr Tom Costello and speakers will include former Mayor Niall O Brolcháin; Professor Austin Smyth of Queens University; Lincoln Shields, former Director AMEC Construction; and Professor Lewis Lesley, TRAM Power Ltd.

The workshop will be relevant to a wide audience including public representatives, those involved in providing and delivering transportation solutions and indeed the wider user community.

Bookings for the day long event can be made by contacting the Department of Civil Engineering, NUI Galway at 091-492211 / 087-2383857 or

email: seosamh.costello@nuigalway.ie

Total seminar fee including lunch and refreshments is €75.

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