Transport Induction Congestion (TIC)

Congestion happens on Public Transport also, known as, Transport Induction Congestion.
This is where users are induced to travel unnecessary on public transport into centre to get
another type of Public Transport back out to destination, because they haven’t a direct or
another attractive option, this happens on Red and Green Luas. Users from outline areas are
attractive to this higher quality service or have no direct option or come in on either line to
back out again to required destination. This leads to overloading and inefficiency. The
system now needs more buses and carriages to cope with unnecessary extra demand.

Transport Induction Congestion problem will be even greater on Metro Link. Users will
come in on existing bus, Luas and rail lines to go out again on Metro Link or vice versa. This
overloads existing public transport, requiring extra vehicles and carriages to meet this new
unnecessary demand with little extra net users carried, reducing efficiency of Metro link by
over 50% at a very high cost. Taking in the negative effect Metro Link has on mainline rail &
off-peak waste of Metro Link, reduces Metro Link efficiency to near zero. Metro Link could
carry almost all users that go to work daily, but almost the same capacity would be needed
to get these users to Metro Link, nullifying its benefit. If Metro link was working today it
would have no effect on traffic reduction because of Transport induction Congestion.

Transport Induction Congestion has plagued transport operators all over the world,
resulting in highly subsidised public transport operations. Some have come up with orbitals,
usually too late or can’t cope. An orbital system is the answer, not orbital routes. An orbital
system is combining orbital routes with radial routes for better efficiency and less waste.
Successful world public transport plans are judged on how they reduce traffic congestion
around the areas where they serve. Everybody keeps saying how great the public transport
systems are in London, Paris etc. but they don’t mention anything about the massive traffic
congestion around these cities. If we accept overcrowding or waste is the answer, a solution
can never be achieved. Let’s get together and work out what is the better solution.

There has been a massive (gross) rise in Public transport usage over the past five years but
little effect on traffic congestion reduction mainly due to Transport Induction Congestion.
There has been massive overloading of public transport in the last year. due to new laws.
This induction congestion must be addressed, if not traffic congestion will never be solved. If
Transport Induction Congestion is not addressed, the more transport projects built the
bigger traffic congestion becomes as has happened in many countries of the world.
It’s a Solution that is needed, not isolated planning, gimmicks or pet projects from
influential bodies or people. Many people are surprised with such overloading on Public
transport and still traffic congestion is as bad as ever and getting worse.

Park & Ride

Metro ACRA Plan (MAP) is designed to maximise Park/Ride. Its orbital design facilitates
many areas to accommodate Park/Ride for users to access City Buses, Provincial Buses,
Luas, Dart, Local and mainline rail. There are several areas along the Navan to Drogheda line
that would be ideal for Park/Ride to service a very wide hinterland in the surrounding areas.