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Leap Card now offering €1 off for second journeys within 90 minutes – on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART/Commuter Rail

“Only Leap Card can offer instant discounts across different operators”: CEO The National Transport Authority has today (February 2) extended its popular “Leap 90 Discount” feature to give a €1 discount to Leap Card users transferring between Dublin Bus, Luas, and DART/Commuter Rail within 90 minutes of the start of the first journey. Third and...

Compliance Activities in December 2014

During December, 1 unlicensed operator was detected in Dublin. Compliance officers recorded 1520 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. As well as the detections of unlicensed operators, 76 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued to drivers, with the majority of these penalties issued for standing illegally for hire or to drivers who...

Maximum Taxi Fares to increase by 4% average – after Easter 2015

The Board of the National Transport Authority met today (December 19) to consider the recent Taxi Fares Review and the review of Taxi Regulations.  The Board decided to increase the maximum taxi fare by an average of 4%, to take effect on April 30, 2015 and to simplify the fare structure by reducing the number...

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

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...

Compliance Activities in November 2014

During November, 2 unlicensed operators were detected in Dublin. Compliance officers recorded 1891 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. As well as the detections of unlicensed operators, 103 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued to drivers, with the majority of these penalties issued for standing illegally for hire or to drivers who...

Compliance Activities in October 2014

During October a total of 9 unlicensed operators were detected in different areas of the country. These comprised: • 3 unlicensed operators detected in Louth, • 2 unlicensed operators detected in Dublin, • 2 unlicensed operators detected in Limerick, • 1 unlicensed operator detected in Cork and • 1 unlicensed operator detected in Donegal. Compliance...

Closing Dates – Wheelchair accessible vehicle grant scheme 2014

Closing date for Applications 28 November 2014 Closing date for the Scheme 24 December 2014 July 2014 saw the start of a grant scheme for the purchase of or conversion to wheelchair accessible vehicles.  Grants range from €10,000 for a new vehicle to €3,000 for a five year old vehicle. By 1 November, we had...

Public Consultation on Taxi Fares and Regulations

Pursuant to section 24 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013, the National Transport Authority proposes to make a new maximum fares order, to replace the current maximum fares order, detailing the maximum fare that may be charged by a driver of a taxi. A review of national taxi fares has been undertaken to date on...