Throughout late 2020 and 2021 we held a series of workshops with Local Authorities and National Agencies. These workshops provided the opportunity to better understand gaps in the public transport network at a local level and helped to shape our proposals. This early engagement has helped to ensure we have considered future plans for development and potential changes in travel demand. Collaborating with our partners has been key to the early consultation stages of Connecting Ireland, and will continue to be the case.

During 2021 we have been working hard to develop a draft set of proposals for sharing with you during the public consultation.

In late 2021 we are starting the public consultation phase. Though we can’t meet people face to face during the public consultation process, we will engage with people through online public meetings, engagement with public representatives, local media and most importantly encouraging members of the public to respond to our online survey.

We want to know that the principles of design that we propose to use are right for your local area and to hear what else we should consider taking into account as we design your services.

In early 2022 we will be analysing the feedback received from the public consultation. We will issue a report once this process is finalised. While we are still in the process of finalising our proposals just now, rollout of new and improved services will happen on a phased basis from 2022 to 2025.