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An tArdmhéara, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, Minister Paschal Donohoe and the NTA unveil key upgrade on Drumcondra Road Upper

Pinch point on carriageway removed Project enhances bus, cycling and walking facilities on route. Embargo, 4.30, Wednesday, 2nd September – An tArdmhéara, has today joined Minister Paschal Donohoe and representatives from the National Transport Authority, Dublin City Council and St. Patrick’s College to formally unveil a significant upgrade on the Drumcondra Road Upper. The project…

Permeability in Existing Urban Areas: Best Practice Guide

The National Transport Authority has today (July 28) published a best practice guide on providing for permeability in existing urban areas, and has circulated it to 140 planners and engineers in local and regional authorities nationwide. Promoting walking and cycling as modes of transport is a key objective of the National Transport Authority, particularly for…

New network of bus services in Kerry

User-friendly clock-face timetables and more frequent services connecting local county towns (incl Ballybunion, Lixnaw, Abbeydorney and Castleisland) with Tralee form part of a revised bus network for County Kerry, devised and implemented by the National Transport Authority in partnership with Bus Éireann, and supported by Kerry LocalLink. The new network commenced operations in late April….

WAV15 – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme 2015 opens today 01 July

The Authority has opened a new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme today to support the wider availability of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) in Ireland’s taxi fleet. The WAV15 – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme offers financial grant and training assistance, nationwide, of up to €10,000 for the purchase or conversion of a new WAV –…

Free travel on Child Leap Cards July 6-19

All Child Leap Card holders (aged between the ages of 4 and 18) can travel free for a fortnight from next Monday (July 6), announced Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe TD today, with Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority. The free travel will automatically apply when using a child Leap Card on the following…

Replacement bus services following changes to Expressway Route 7 – Operational from Sunday 28 June 2015

The National Transport Authority, in conjunction with Bus Éireann, Carlow-Kilkenny Locallink and  Cork Locallink, has put in place a number of bus services following changes to Bus Éireann Expressway Route 7, which no longer will provide services to a number of locations including Cork, Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Carrick-on-Suir, Castlecomer and Athy from Sunday next (June 28)….

University of Limerick Team takes top place in Smarter Travel Workplaces Cycle Challenge – Workplace scheme sees increase in weekly bike trips

The ‘Wonderers’ team from the University of Limerick has won first place amongst all 186 workplace teams representing 52 organisations across Ireland who took part in this year’s National Transport Authority Smarter Workplaces Cycle Challenge. The Workplace Cycle Challenge encourages employees to form teams and compete with colleagues and with other workplaces to see who…