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Changes to the Fees Applicable to Public Bus Passenger Service Licences

On January 1st 2019, the fees applicable to Public Bus Passenger Service Licences will change.

On 14 May 2018, the National Transport Authority launched a public consultation on its proposals. The consultation was publicised through the Authority’s website and through direct email to current licence holders and industry groups. Four submissions were received. The Authority wishes to thank all those who took part in the consultation.

The proposed revised fees were based on the principles of being fair and proportionate, simple and easy to understand, and not creating a barrier to entry. Based upon submissions received, the Authority has revised some of the proposed options by:

1. increasing the number of services at which the fees would move from the Small (Band A) to the Medium (Band B) fee band, and
2. by determining that there will be no change to the fees applicable to Event/ Venue licences.

Fee bands:

Initial Proposal: Revised:
Small (Band A) 1-500 1-624
Medium (Band B) 501-3,000 625-3,000
Large (Band C) > 3,001 > 3,001

Fees by Licence Category:

Regular Licence Current: Revised:
All Small Medium Large
Band A Band B Band C
Application €50 €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue €250 €200 €400 €800
Amendment €50 €50 €100 €200
Transfer €50 €50 €100 €200
Renewal Fee €300 €300 €500 €900
Total Fee 3 year Licence €300 €300 €500 €900

 

Specific Targeted Licence (Tours) Current: Revised:
All Small
Band A
Medium
Band B
Large
Band C
Application €50 €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue €50 €200 €400 €800
Amendment €50 €50 €100 €200
Transfer €50 €50 €100 €200
Renewal Fee €100 €300 €500 €900
Total Fee 3 year Licence €100 €300 €500 €900
Demand Responsive Licence Current: Revised:
All Small
Band A
Medium
Band B
Large
Band C
Application €50 €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue €50 €200 €400 €800
Amendment €50 €50 €100 €200
Transfer €50 €50 €100 €200
Renewal Fee €100 €300 €500 €900
Total Fee 3 year Licence €100 €300 €500 €900

 

Event/ Venue – 1 year, non-renewable Current: Revised:
All Small
Band A
Medium
Band B
Large
Band C
Application €50 €50 €50 €50
Licence Issue 0 0 0 0

 

Temporary – valid for specified duration Current: Revised:
All Small
Band A
Medium
Band B
Large
Band C
Application €50 €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue 0 0 0 0

How will the Fee Band be calculated:

The Fee Band applicable to any application will be determined by the Authority. The Authority will contact current licence holders to inform them of the fee band applicable to their current licences shortly. The number of services per year will be calculated as follows:

 an outbound service is 1 service; an outbound and return service is 2 services (1 vehicle maximum being used to provide the service)
o where a service operates a part of the overall route, or an express version of the route, these will be counted as one service.
 where the service has licensed augmenting services, they will be counted as 0.5 of a service (to allow for the fact that they may not operate).
 where a service operates for the college term only, then the service will be calculated as operating for 35 weeks of the year, to allow for college holidays, breaks, lower frequency required for exams, etc.

All current licence holders can avail of a free of charge amendment to their licence to adjust the operational period of their licence, if required. All such amendments must be received no later than 15 February 2019.