Newstalk's Commuter Hell is back!
All this week on Newstalk, Ireland’s Commuter Hell 2019 will be getting into the cars, buses, trains, trams and headphones of pedestrians and cyclists as they go about their commute.
We will discuss the issues that matter to commuters, highlights concerns, offer solutions and some fun and levity throughout on air and on social content.
We ask how can we improve the daily commute? What does the future of commuting hold? What is currently being done by key stakeholders to improve the situation?
Ever wonder how many days of your life you spend commuting? Use our calculator below to find out.
Behind the Scenes of Connolly Station: Aideen Finnegan Report
We broadcast live from Connolly Station today as part of our Commuter Hell series, running all this week on Newstalk. Tens of thousands of you listening this morning travel on services through Connolly, but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Newstalk reporter, Aideen Finnegan, has spent the evening rush hour here finding out what’s involved in running the busiest station in the country.
Andrea Gilligan goes electric!
Breakfast Briefing Presenter, Andrea Gilligan was tasked with finding out why electric vehicles continue to be outsold by petrol & diesel cars.
An increasing number of commuters who travel by train
As our Commuter Hell Week coverage continues, we took a look at the increasing number of commuters who travel by train. Barry Kenny, Corporate Communications Manager at Iarnrod Eireann, joined us live in Connolly Station today to discuss train travel in Ireland.
E scooter report
E-scooters have the potential to reduce congestion and pollution in our cities, but remain illegal on Irish roads.
With a public consultation into their use concluding last Friday, Newstalk reporter Kacey O'Riordan went to suss out what the outcome might be.
Bus Connects on Tech Check
We've heard some talk about routes for the new Bus Connects project - but what do we know about the payments? Will you need to have the exact change or will a Leap Card do?
Newstalk Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly joins with the details.
Should there be number plate based restrictions on city traffic
What if you were only allowed to drive in the city in odd dates? That’s exactly what India is looking to do with a new car restriction scheme based on license plate numbers.
Other cities like Sao Paolo, Brazil, have a similar system in place since the 90s. But how does it work? And could something similar be effective in a city like Dublin?
For more on this, Ivan was joined by Brazilian BBC News journalist Felipe Corazza and Green Party MEP for Dublin Ciaran Cuffe.
'It was 15 years before I was thanked for being punctual'
We all know what it's like to commute to work by either bus or train.
But what's it like for the drivers who get us there?
All this week on Newstalk we've been listening to stories of your Commuter Hell.
Reporter Aideen Finnegan has taken a rush hour trip with staff at Irish Rail, Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus to see what it's like from the driver's seat.