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Supporting Cork Mix Your Mode Week

Do you commute? Then Mix Your (Travel) Mode! Do you just hop into the car in the morning and drive to work, the school, the shops or wherever you are going without a thought of how you could travel differently……or better? Cork Mix Your Mode Week starts on 23rd March and gets us thinking about different…

Review of Bus Éireann Expressway Route 5 withdrawal

March 19, 2015 The National Transport Authority today (March 19, 2015) published its Review of Withdrawal of Bus Éireann’s licenced Route 5 Expressway service (Waterford to Dublin via Wexford corridor). In the Review, the Authority undertakes a detailed analysis of the impact of the removal of Bus Éireann Expressway Route 5 on the affected towns’ public transport links. It determines that…

Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications, 11th March 2015

National Transport Authority Good morning, I welcome this opportunity to address the Committee on some recent developments in the provision of public bus passenger services. I am accompanied by Hugh Creegan, Director of Transport Investment & Taxi Regulation at the National Transport Authority. Provision of passenger services One the primary functions of the Authority is…

Brief Guide for Licensed Bus Operators

To help you understand the licensing regime and any obligations that you may have in this regard, the Authority has developed the attached “Licensing of Public Bus Passenger Services, A Brief Guide for Bus Operators“. The Guide is designed to be an aid not only to new entrants to the market, but also to existing…

Timetable Changes on Bus Route 828 (Portlaoise – Cashel) – from Monday Feb 23, 2015

 Increased service provision at  Abbeyleix, Durrow, Culahill, Johnstown  New stops proposed to be added at Horse and Jockey and Littleton Improved local connectivity along Route  Improved connection times to Dublin and Cork services at Cashel and Portlaoise From Monday next, 23rd February, bus route 828 (Portlaoise to Cashel) will operate a revised timetable, the National…

New survey shows importance of public transport passengers to Dublin City Centre retailers

Over half (56%) of all retail spend in City Centre comes from people arriving on public transport, a further 24% from walkers/cyclists  Car-based shoppers account for only €1 in every €5 spent in town  Over a third (36%) of retailers’ revenues, in the Grafton Street and Henry Street areas of Dublin’s City Centre, comes from…

Minister Donohoe launches Leap Card in Limerick – Shannonsiders can now avail of 20% savings

Further roll-out of scheme in March – to include TaxSaver, Student and Child tickets  Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, was in Limerick today (Monday) with the CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham and Regional Manager South-West,  Bus Éireann, Miriam Flynn, to launch the Leap Card in the city. Bus…

Supporting Engineers Week 2015

The National Transport Authority is proud to support Engineers Week, February 8-14 2015. Engineers Week celebrates the world of engineering, and sparks enthusiasm about the profession amongst all ages, by staging a week-long programme of nationwide events. National Transport Authority engineers are hosting a transition year class for a day – showing what we do,…

25m+ allocated for sustainable transport projects in the Greater Dublin Area – Donohoe

109 projects will benefit from funding to make public transport more sustainable & ultimately more attractive Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Friday) announced the allocation by the National Transport Authority of more than €25 million for sustainable transport projects in the Greater Dublin Area. These projects, which include improvements on…

€17.5m allocated for sustainable transport and accessibility projects- Donohoe

€15.3m for 58 projects in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford & €2.1m to enhance accessibility for wheelchair and other users Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Tuesday) announced the allocation of €17.5 million for sustainable transport projects in our regional cities and for public transport accessibility projects. Among the projects identified…