Deadline Extended: Public Consultation on moving to a Wheelchair Accessible Licensed Bus Sector

10 December 2014

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has extended the deadline for its public consultation on ways to support the transition to a wheelchair accessible licensed bus and coach sector. Submissions will now be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, January 16, 2015.

The commercial bus and coach sector provides public transport services under licence from the National Transport Authority and in 2013 it represented about 7% of all public transport journeys in the State. The responses to this consultation paper will assist the Authority in carrying out its regulatory role in the provision of licensed public transport services by commercial bus and coach operators.

Details of some of the issues involved in achieving progress towards wheelchair accessibility in the licensed bus sector are available in the issue paper below.

Accessible Licensed Bus Public Consultation Issue Paper November 2014

Written submissions in relation to ‘Moving towards a Wheelchair Accessible Licensed Bus Sector’ can be made by clicking the following link and completing the questionnaire (this may take up to 30 minutes in full)

If you require the above questionnaire in an alternative format, please contact the Authority by emailing or writing to Accessible Licensed Buses and Coaches, National Transport Authority, Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, D02 WT20.

If you prefer to return a hard copy response, the questionnaire can also be downloaded here Accessible Licensed Bus Public Consultation Questionnaire November 2014.

All submissions must include the subject of the submission, the full name and address of the person making the submission and where relevant the name of the body or organisation represented. The Authority may publish all submissions received.


Submit your comments regarding the National Transport Authority’s proposals. Please note that your submission may be published following the conclusion of the consultation. Note also that the Authority is subject to the Freedom of Information legislation.