Bus Éireann services will not run from Friday 24th March 2017 due to industrial action, for more information see www.transportforireland.ie. School Transport services, GoBe.ie, Eurolines and cross-Border Translink operated services should not be affected by this industrial action.
Response to the decision by Bus Éireann to withdraw from or reduce service on a small number of Expressway routes.
Introductory Statement from Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority to the Oireachtas Transport Committee 22nd February 2017.
The operation was centred on the M1 motorway at junction 6, North and Southbound and connecting road networks, between the hours of 2am and 7am on Sunday 19th February 2017.
Victoria White’s piece in your newspaper (Thursday, 16 February 2017) was a timely addition to the debate on bus services. There seems however to be a fundamental misunderstanding of the NTA’s role and remit as set out in enabling legislation.
The Canal Cordon Report 2016 published by NTA and Dublin City Council, reports that 134,559 people travel into the city centre at peak time using bus, train, Luas, walking or cycling. This is up from 132,188 in 2015.
The National Household Travel Survey 2017 which will collect information on travel patterns of the Irish public, targeting over 6000 households from all over Ireland and the research will assist in future transport provision planning.
Thank you for the invitation to attend. I understand that the Committee wishes me address the topic “What it takes to sustain a viable rural community” and in my statement I focus in particular on public transport. To assist me in dealing with your subsequent questions I am joined by Tim Gaston who manages public…
Claims made by the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union about the National Transport Authority, and by inference about its management, staff and board, in the last 24 hours cannot go unchallenged. The assertion made that NTA provides bonuses to the value of €500,000 to senior executives is quite simply untrue. NTA pays NO bonuses whatsoever…
Tim Gaston, Director of Public Transport Services said: “Suggestions that decisions made by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in granting commercial licences to bus operators have been to blame for the difficulties being experienced by Bus Éireann, simply do not stand up to scrutiny.