The National Transport Authority (NTA) is charged with devising and implementing projects to enhance people’s use of public transport and sustainable travel choices, in line with government policy.
The NTA are responsible for three public transport capital investment programmes:
- Greater Dublin Area Capital Programme
- Sustainable Transport Measures Grant
- Public Transport Accessibility Programme
While the NTA has statutory responsibility for the Greater Dublin Area Capital Programme, it manages the Sustainable Transport Measures Grant and Public Transport Accessibility Programme on behalf of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
In the case of all three Programmes, the NTA is responsible for determining the projects to be funded and managing expenditure.
However, the necessary works are normally implemented by State agencies, transport operators and local authorities acting on behalf of the NTA.
In addition to funding, the NTA undertakes modelling to evaluate the impact of public transport investment schemes such as Bus Connects, Dart Expansion, and Metro North.
The Strategic Planning section has responsibility for the development and delivery of strategic transport plans undertaken by the NTA.