4500 private hire taxis could flood Belfast's bus lanes - that's the warning from the Unite union

Jun 20, 10:02 AM

The bus drivers' union UNITE is urging the public to "bombard (the) Department for Infrastructure email" over opening Belfast bus lanes to private taxis. The Department launched a consultation last week into whether taxis should get to use them, with a closing date of July 6th. Unite say this would lead to 4,500 taxis flooding our bus lanes, and that "as every full bus means fifty less cars on our roads - this proposal is likely to led to a rise in traffic congestion".