The National Transport Authority (NTA) is the transport authority for the Greater Dublin Area and the public transport licensing agency for Ireland.
What this means is that the NTA is involved in the supply and contracting out of public transport services, such as:
- Public Service Obligation (PSO) contracts – Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Bus Éireann.
- Subcontracting with the Luas service, this is contracted on our behalf by Transport Infrastructure Ireland(TII).
The NTA is also the licensing authority in relation to commercial bus services and the small public service vehicle industry – taxis, hackneys and limousines.
As the NTA is not involved in the day-to-day operations of these services, we encourage users to directly engage with the operators if you have any questions relating to their services.