As part of its remit to support the delivery of an integrated, accessible sustainable transport system, the National Transport Authority (NTA) operates a Capital Investment Programme across various activities such as Heavy Rail, Bus, Light Rail, Accessibility, Park & Ride, Ticketing & Technology, and Active Travel.
This includes the provision of funding to sustainable transport bodies, local authorities, and other agencies for the implementation of various projects and programmes within the Greater Dublin Area and the Regional Cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and other areas of the State.
The strategic planning of transport and developing the effective management of traffic and transport demand are also key functions undertaken in respect of the Capital Investment Programme.
The combined Capital Investment Programme aims to improve the transport offering for those choosing alternatives to the private car as a mode of transport.
Historical Funding and Context
The early years, following the establishment of the NTA in 2009, were marked by a decline in funding for sustainable transport investment. In the last 6 years, however, there has been a welcome return to growth in demand for sustainable transport and a corresponding increase in Government funding for the delivery of major infrastructure projects and programmes.
In 2022, the NTA saw its funding for the Capital Investment Programme grow to €805.1 million, a 11% increase on 2021 expenditure on this programme.
- Transport Investment Reports 2021 – 2026
- including the 2021 Public Transport Investment Report