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Consultation on Potential Changes to the Licence Conditions for Public Bus Passenger Services with regard to Accessibility

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is committed to improving accessibility to transport, in particular for people with reduced mobility. Under the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009, the NTA is the statutory body responsible for regulating the licensed ‘commercial’ bus services sector and is empowered to attach minimum accessibility standards as a condition of the licence.

The NTA has conducted a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), investigating different options for the implementation of accessibility and the potential impacts associated with these different options on the licensed ‘commercial’ bus services sector.

The NTA is carrying out a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders and operators on the proposed approaches to improving accessibility on licensed public bus services.

The consultation is now underway and will continue until 25 October 2019.

The responses to this consultation will assist the Authority in carrying out its regulatory role in the provision of licensed public bus services by commercial bus and coach operators.

Documents

Written Submissions and Observations 

Email to: accessiblelicensedbus@nationaltransport.ie 

By post to:

Accessible Bus Consultation,

National Transport Authority,

Dún Scéine,

Iveagh Court,

Harcourt Lane,

Dublin D02 WT20.

All submissions must include the full name and address of the person making the submission, and where relevant the name of the body or organisation represented.

All submissions and observations received within the timeframe set out will be taken into consideration. These submissions may be published.

The closing date for all submissions is at 5:00pm on 25 October 2019