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SPSV Industry Update Issue 50

The November edition of the SPSV Industry Update (Issue 50) is now available. Click below to view the PDF version.

NTA Statement on move to Covid Level 3

Under Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19, from tomorrow morning public transport will go from 25% to 50% capacity. With the resumption of retail, some hospitality and other activities, and given the fact that schools are still in term, we anticipate that demand for public transport will increase this week. Social distancing...

NTA publishes Issues Paper ahead of revising Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today published an Issues Paper as an initial part of the statutory review of the Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy (2016-2035). The Authority is asking members of the public to provide their views and objectives as part of a preliminary consultation process. They can do so by completing an...

Public Transport Staff Respect

Transport for Ireland (TFI) have launched our ‘Staff Respect’ campaign to encourage customers to show respect for public transport drivers, staff and taxi drivers who continue providing vital services for essential workers. TFI want to highlight the important role public transport workers play in keeping Ireland moving. The campaign is being supported by the NTA...

SPSV Information Line Outage

Due to a suspected technical fault, the SPSV Information Line (0761 064000) is unable to receive calls at present. This is currently under priority investigation and we hope to resolve the issue very shortly.   If you have any queries of an urgent nature please email taxis@nationaltransport.ie   Update: this issue has since been resolved...

NTA launches campaign to encourage respect for public transport staff

The NTA has today launched their ‘Staff Respect’ campaign to encourage customers to show respect for public transport drivers, staff and taxi drivers who continue providing vital services for essential workers. The two-week national campaign will go live across national and regional radio, digital and social media channels as well as on-board public transport vehicles...

COVID Restrictions Place Pressure on Public Transport Services

Public transport should only be used for essential journeys and customers should avoid peak time travel. That’s the message from the National Transport Authority (NTA) as reduced capacity levels on public transport remain in place causing pressure on some services. In line with the government’s living with COVID-19 Level 5 plan, public transport capacity is...

NTA Statement on Moving to Level 5 of Living with COVID

Under Level 5 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19, from Thursday morning public transport will operate at 25% capacity, primarily for the purposes of allowing those providing essential services to get to work. We expect that the overall national restrictions that will be in place under Level 5 will lead to a fall in...

Public Consultation on Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) Draft Regulations 2020

Submissions can now be made on the below Public Consultations.   SPSV Licensing Fees Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure Covid-19) (Fees) Draft Regulation 2020 by clicking here.   Maximum Permissible Age Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (2) Draft Regulation 2020 by clicking here.