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Minister Ring launches Local Link rural public transport brand

  Minister for Community and Rural Affairs Michael Ring has today officially launched the Local Link brand. Local Link (formerly the Rural Transport Programme) provides quality community-based public transport across rural Ireland. The launch took place at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly. Local Link provides both demand-responsive, door-to-door services on request, as…

Maximum Fare Order Proposal Approved

Section 24 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 empowers NTA to make a “maximum fares order” fixing the maximum fares that may be charged by the driver of a taxi. The making of a maximum fares order is a matter reserved for NTA Board determination. The NTA Board met today (September 15) to consider the…

31 million increase in public transport passengers since 2013

The number of journeys on subsidised public transport and commercial bus services has increased by almost 31 million since 2013, according to figures released by the NTA today. In 2013, there were 210m passengers on subsidised Public Service Obligation (PSO) services, while in 2016, that number went up to 236m. All PSO operators have experienced…

Méadú 31m ó 2013 ar líon na bpaisinéirí a úsáideann iompar poiblí

De réir figiúirí atá eisithe ag an NTA inniu tá méadú beagnach 31 milliún ó 2013 ar líon na dturas ar sheirbhísí iompair phoiblí fóirdheontais agus ar sheirbhísí tráchtála bus. In 2013,  bhain 210m paisinéir leas as ár gcuid seirbhísí fóirdheontais Oibleagáide Seirbhíse Poiblí (PSO) agus bhí ardú air sin go dtí 236m in 2016….

‘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…