Online Public Consultation on Statement of Strategy 2018 to 2022
The Authority is commencing a public consultation on our new Strategy Statement for 2018 to 2022. We want to develop the opportunities that arise to see the continued improvement of all modes of public transport services to the public. The challenges we face for the next few years involve a continued growth in demand of services with our population growth. From 2014 we have seen an increase in transport usage for all modes – bus, commuter rail, Luas and cycling. Car travel has also increased over the Dublin region and on the M50 users of the motorway are experiencing increased journey times during peak hours. On all major radial routes we have seen increased traffic volumes which leads to longer commuting times.
Traffic congestion impacts on all of us whether you are a commuter, car driver, on a business or leisure trip. It is important to note that congestion also impacts on the efficiency of the bus service as most bus journeys are conducted in general traffic. Traffic congestion is a growing problem and can only be solved through the delivery of appropriate public transport alternatives including cycling and walking.
In drafting our new consultation we will consider emerging technologies and we will also look at the Rural Transport programme – Local Link bus service which seeks to address the issue of rural social inclusion and ensure that as we develop any future services that they are integrated with other public transport services. We also have obligations in respect of Climate Change and we need to make progress in reducing carbon emissions from transport. We would like to continue to increase the number of public transport users by encouraging more people out of private cars and onto sustainable public transport.
To assist us in drafting our new Statement of Strategy 2018 to 2022 we would like to hear your views on what you would like to see as your public transport system.
You can complete this online application, fill in your contact information and then hit the submit button. We have also provided a facility for you to upload any documents that you wish us to receive as part of your submission.
If you would prefer to hand in a written submission you can do so by sending in the post to:
Statement of Strategy Consultation 2022
National Transport Authority
Please note that this public consultation is open from Wednesday 24th May and it will close on Wednesday 21st June at 12noon to all submissions.