In 2017, the National Transport Authority (NTA) merged the Sustainable Transport Measures Grant (STMG) programme (previously dedicated to the Greater Dublin Area) with the Regional Cities Grant (supporting projects in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford) into one overall STMG fund, delivered through the Transport Development Division of the NTA.
The STMG programme aims to improve transport options for those choosing alternatives to the private car. The funding has become an important driver of change within the urban centres across the country.
With the collaboration of the local authorities and other state agencies, and with support for the projects through public and stakeholder consultation this programme is delivering significant infrastructural change, including:
- Bus infrastructure improvements
- Cycle Corridors
- Significant junction improvements
- Pedestrian and cyclist friendly roundabouts
- City Centre Traffic Management changes
The STMG programme continues to fund important local projects supporting pedestrian and cyclist permeability, safety and access to schools and public transport.
The annual programme reports detail infrastructural improvements sponsored by the National Transport Authority and delivered through local authorities.