NTA to brief domestic and international Construction Sector on Sustainable Transport Plans

Opportunities presented by BusConnects, MetroLink, DART+ and Active Travel to be outlined

National Transport Authority Virtual Market Engagement Event (Webinar)


The National Transport Authority (NTA) is to brief contractors and consultants in Ireland and abroad on opportunities that will arise as a result of National Development Plan (NDP) investment in sustainable transport over the next decade.

Webinar on May 26th

The briefing will take place by way of a two-hour Zoom webinar on May 26th.

Interested parties from Ireland and abroad will be invited to attend.

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National Transport Authority Virtual Market Engagement Event
Friday 26 May 2023
11:30-13:30 Irish Standard Time (UTC +1)

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The meeting will be chaired by NTA CEO Anne Graham and addressed by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan along with Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform Paschal Donohoe.

The meeting will hear of NDP plans to invest in public transport, active travel and the connectivity of communities to the tune of €35bn, including €15.3bn allocated to the NTA between now and 2030.

Sustainable transport programmes earmarked for funding in the NDP include BusConnects, MetroLink and DART+ along with an ambitious programme of active travel schemes around the country.

NTA CEO Anne Graham

Anne Graham said: “Thanks to NDP, we are facing into a period of unprecedented levels of investment in sustainable transport. But to deliver this portfolio, engagement is required with the market, particularly with construction interests that have the capacity to deliver large-scale capital programmes.

“We’re looking to hear from contractors, designers, consultants, and any other interested parties involved in the construction supply chain.

“During next month’s event, attendees will be encouraged to message NTA facilitators to schedule one-to-one follow-up sessions with ourselves or with some of the other key stakeholders, either for later that day or in the following days or weeks.”

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said: “This Government is firmly committed to investing in sustainable mobility to realise our 2030 carbon reduction and 2050 net-zero targets. Under our ten-year capital investment programme, €35 billion will be invested in the transport system between 2021 and 2030.

“In the coming years we will commence construction of some of the largest and most ambitious public transport projects in the history of the State, such as MetroLink, DART+ and BusConnects in our five cities.

“Alongside this historic investment, we are spending €1 million every day on active travel to bring our cycling infrastructure up to world-class standards.

“I look forward to welcoming attendees to this market engagement event and setting out the opportunities and scale of our sustainable mobility investment ambitions under the National Development Plan.”

Minister Paschal Donohoe

Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform Paschal Donohoe will present Ireland’s National Development Plan, which is led by his department.

What is the National Development Plan  (NDP)?

National Development Plan 2021-2030 (NDP)

  • NDP is an investment programme that was agreed by government in 2021.
  • NDP sets out Departmental allocations to 2025 and a total public investment of €165bn over the period 2021-2030. This will bring public investment to 5 per cent of GNI*, well above the recent EU average of 3 per cent of GDP.
  • Transport projects provided for under NDP include BusConnects, Metrolink and DART+
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