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Suicide Prevention Skills Training

Through the invaluable information and personal experience made available by the Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSV), NTA is aware that a number of SPSV operators have, in the course of their work, met members of the public who were contemplating suicide. Given the importance and potentially life-altering impact of such meetings, NTA...

Public Consultation on Draft Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) Regulations

Submissions can be made on the Public Consultation on the Draft Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) Regulations by clicking here.

Fáilte Ireland launches Strategic Tourism Transport Business Continuity Scheme

An allocation of €55million was secured by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., in Budget 2021 for a programme of funding aimed at supporting strategic tourism businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic and driving recovery thereafter.   As part of this programme, Fáilte Ireland has today launched the Strategic Tourism Transport Business Continuity Scheme, which is aimed at...

Useful Information for the SPSV Industry regarding Fees

To assist the SPSV industry as it endeavours to withstand the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister for Transport announced a waiver of ‘standard’ vehicle licence renewal fees during 2021, in his budget speech last October. NTA commenced a public consultation immediately afterwards to enact the emergency regulation needed to give effect...

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme 2021

NTA is pleased to announce that we will be running the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme again this year to support the wider availability of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) in Ireland’s small public service vehicle fleet. The WAV21 – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme offers financial aid of up to €7,500 nationwide for the purchase...

SPSV Industry & Consumer Surveys

A confidential telephone survey of SPSV drivers nationwide and an online survey of consumers was carried out in September/October 2020. These surveys aimed to establish how services have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and covered areas such as demand, operational expenses and insurance, together with other topical items for the industry. The...

Launch of Electric SPSV Grant Scheme 2021

In his 2021 Budget, and in recognition of the important role played by small public service vehicles (SPSV) in making public transport more sustainable, Minister Ryan committed €15m to assisting the SPSV industry in transitioning to fully electric and zero-emission capable wheelchair accessible vehicles. The means by which this money is being made available to...

COVID-19: Useful links for the SPSV Industry

Taoiseach Micheál Martin this week announced that the current Level 5 restrictions will continue until 5th March 2020. Further information regarding these Level 5 restrictions can be found here, whilst details of all those services deemed ‘essential’, can be found here. Information regard the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) and other financial supports available to the...