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SPSV NCT Fee Waiver

The NCT Initial Test Fee Waiver Scheme for small public service vehicles (SPSV) opens today, 1 September 2021. Current SPSVs presented for the NCT will receive this test for free between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022. Further information about the SPSV NCT Fee Waiver Scheme can be found here.

Public Transport to Return to Full Capacity

The National Transport Authority is pleased to announce that from Wednesday 1st September our buses, trams and trains will return to full capacity. This means that seating will no longer be blocked off on-board our services. As we welcome people back to public transport, the safety of our customers remains our priority: The wearing of...

Taxi Accessibility Survey – Extension to 30/09/2021

Further to requests received from some Disability User Groups the deadline for completion of our Accessibility Survey has now been extended until Thursday, 30 September 2021. The survey asks for experiences, opinions and advice on the demand for and accessibility levels of taxi, hackney and limousine services nationwide. The information obtained through this survey is crucial...

The August edition of the SPSV Industry Update (Issue 53) is now available.

Click below to view the August edition of the SPSV Industry Update.

Cork to Dublin Bus Connectivity to be Maintained by Introducing a New Public Service Obligation (PSO) route 245X

Route 245X to serve Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Cahir and Cashel The National Transport Authority (NTA) is pleased to confirm that from Sunday 5 September 2021, a new Public Service Obligation (PSO) route will operate between Cork and Dublin, serving Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Cahir and Cashel. This route, 245X, will offer four services per day between Cork and...

SPSV Information Line – Call Volumes

In line with the easing of Government restrictions and the widespread rollout of the vaccination programme, many SPSV operators are in the process of renewing their SPSV licences. As a result the SPSV Information Line is currently receiving high volumes of calls, leading to extended wait times. Recent weeks have seen an influx of calls...

Refunds for Motor Tax paid on or after 01/09/21

On 9 June last the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, announced a number of additional supports to assist the SPSV industry as it recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These supports include an allocation of €2 million to facilitate a 12-month scheme whereby motor tax paid in respect of licensed SPSVs on or...

SPSV NCT Fees Waived from 01/09/21

On 9 June last the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, announced a number of additional supports to assist the SPSV industry as it recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These supports include an allocation of €1.5m to fund initial NCT fees for SPSV operators for a 12-month period. NTA has been tasked with...

A New Milestone! TFI Leap Card Passes 5 Million Mark

The National Transport Authority today marked the recent sale of the 5 millionth Leap Card, the convenient way to pay for public transport services in across the country. Despite the challenges faced by the public transport sector over the past 18 months, Leap has continued to grow and become ever more essential. Of the 5...