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‘Kids go Free’ with Local Link continues until 27th August

The ‘Kids go Free’ promotion on Local Link bus services continues until Sunday 27th August. All children and young people up to 19 years of age can avail of the free travel on any of the over 1,000 Local Link services provided nationally from Monday 14th to Sunday 27th August. The ‘Kids go Free’ promotion…

NTA Announces Go-Ahead as preferred bidder for bus routes in Dublin

Go-Ahead has been selected as the preferred bidder for the contract relating to the operation of 24 Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus routes in the Dublin metropolitan area. NTA has written to Go-Ahead to inform the company of the decision. Go-Ahead is expected to begin operating some of these routes by the end of November…

Kids go Free’ campaign attracts 50% more kids to public transport compared to 2016

The 2017 ‘Kids go Free’ campaign resulted in an almost 50% increase in the numbers of kids taking public transport using a Leap Card versus last year’s promotion. Over 640,000 free trips were provided to Leap Card holders between the ages of 4 and 18 from Monday 3rd July to Sunday 16th July. This followed…

Online survey launched seeking the views of the public and key stakeholders in relation to the operation of rickshaws in Ireland.

Online survey launched seeking the views of the public and key stakeholders in relation to the operation of rickshaws in Ireland. The survey will, amongst other things, seek the views of: public users in relation to their experience of rickshaws, including charges and any issues they may have experienced; existing rickshaw owners in relation to…

Public Consultation on taxi fare review gets under way

3.22% increase of maximum taxi fares proposed Proposals that maximum fares should be increased in line with costs of running a taxi, are going out to public consultation today. The 2017 National Minimum Taxi Fare Review which was published earlier this month found that between 2014 and 2016, the cost of operating a taxi went…

National Maximum Fare Update

It remains a legal obligation to have every taximeter calibrated (programmed) and verified (sealed) by the Legal Metrology Service to the current National Maximum Taxi Fares Order 2015 when operating. The initial sanction for a failure in this regard is as follows: • Failure to comply with the Regulations in relation to the calibration of…

7,000 submissions received to date in NTA’s bus network consultation process

Biggest ever number of respondents to NTA consultation The online consultation relating to the review of the bus network in Dublin has generated 7,000 responses to date.   The consultation process was launched on June 6th when the NTA published the Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign Choices Report. The Network Review is one element of BusConnects, NTA’s plan to radically transform…

National Maximum Taxi Fare Review Report & Fact Sheet Published

The objectives of the National Maximum Taxi Fare Review are to: • Estimate the average activity level of taxis in a year based on survey data, research results and Central Statistics Office (CSO) data; • Update each element of the Taxi Cost Index (TCI), including the “fixed cost” of an average taxi, the running costs…