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Taxi Accessibility Survey – Extended to 31/08/2021

NTA’s aim is to improve Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV – Taxi, Hackney and limousine) services for all but particularly for people with disabilities who are using or might use this door to door transport service.  Our Accessibility Survey opened on 2 July 2021 asking for experiences, opinions and advice on the demand for and...

Public Consultation on Draft Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (Maximum Permissible Age) Regulations 2021

Submissions can be made on the Public Consultation on the Draft Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (Maximum Permissible Age) Regulations 2021 by clicking here.

Approved – Small Public Service Vehicle COVID -19 Emergency Measures 2021

Today, following public consultation, the NTA Board approved the signing of two sets of emergency regulations, as below. Both amendments were made as exceptional provisions and emergency measures resultant from the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that public transport, specifically including small public service vehicles, is deemed by Government an essential service.   Small Public Service Vehicle...

Launch of SPSV Accessibility Survey

NTA is committed to the provision of high quality, accessible, sustainable transport connecting people across Ireland. In furtherance of this aim NTA has engaged Behaviour & Attitudes, an independent market research company based in Dublin, to conduct this survey with the aim of getting information on the demand, delivery and accessibility levels of small public...

Funding for On-Street Charge Points for Electric Vehicles

The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D. today (Thursday, 1st July 2021) announced the first approvals for funding under the SEAI’s on-street public charge point scheme for Local Authorities. These are the first grants under this particular scheme to roll out public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across counties and towns in Ireland. Announcing the...

Regulatory Consultations on Proposed Emergency Measures for the SPSV Industry

NTA’s regulatory consultations on proposed 2022 SPSV licence fee changes and an extension of the ‘inactive’ SPSV licence period, are now open to submissions and can be accessed via the links below.   Public Consultation on Draft Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (Fees) Regulations 2021   Public Consultation on Draft Small Public Service...

Scam Calls being made to SPSV Licence Holders

The Garda Carriage Office has received a number of reports from SPSV licence holders who believe they have been victims of attempted scam calls over the past number of days. The licence holders receive calls on their mobile phones and when answered a voice recording plays the following message: “This is the Garda Carriage Office....

Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, advises of changes to the horizontal supports available to the SPSV industry

Last evening Minister Eamon Ryan wrote to the Advisory Committee on SPSVs (the ‘Committee’) advising of changes to the horizontal supports available to the SPSV industry. In his correspondence Minister Ryan confirmed that following his recent engagement with both the Committee and NTA, he and the Department of Transport have been reflecting on possible additional,...

Minister for Health extends the period of effect of the COVID-19 Face Coverings Regulations

The Minister for Health has made further Regulations extending the period of effect of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Face Coverings in Small Public Service Vehicles and Certain Premises) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 569 of 2020). These Regulations shall now remain in effect until the 9th day of November 2021....