From 1st April 2014, the National Transport Authority will be changing to a consolidated SPSV service network consisting of 11 vehicle inspection centres, 5 of which will facilitate the skills test programme.
This will therefore mean that during the changeover period (March to April) you need to be aware that where you ring to book depends on when you wish to sit your skills test or book a vehicle inspection.
Please click on the following link for detailed information about vehicle inspection centre locations and contact numbers
The Taxi Regulation Act 2013 was signed into law in October last. While the provisions of the Act have yet to come into operation, the NTA has prepared draft regulations that consolidate and replace over fifty years of legislation relating to the SPSV industry, in addition to some new regulations. Some of the new regulations relate to:
Prescribed items on roof signs;
The non-charging of fees for payment by credit/debit cards except in the case of an account agreement;
Licence restrictions on holders of “Stamp 2” visas
Twelve month licensing for limousines first registered before 1 January 1980.
The above list is not exhaustive and you are advised to read the draft regulations for the full list of changes. A public consultation in relation to these proposals has commenced. A copy of the draft regulations is available on our website at www.nationaltransport.ie
Written submissions or representations in relation to the proposed regulations may be made:
By email to: email@example.com or
By post to:
Draft Small Public Service Vehicle Regulations,
National Transport Authority,
All submissions must include the name and address of the person making the submission and where relevant the name of the body or organisation represented. The Authority may publish copies of any submissions received. Closing date for all submissions is Friday 31st January at 5pm.
During the course of the Utility Works, all road users will be affected to various extents, as the construction worksprogress. Where taxi ranks are temporarily affected by the works, alternative nearby locations will be provided, with equal or greater overall capacity than the existing ranks. The locations which will be affected are set out below. Download the Luas Cross City Taxi Rank Changes here.
There are 2 ranks on St. Stephen’s Green North. At all times during the Utility Works Contract one of these ranks will remain in operation. When one of these ranks is suspended, an 11 space temporary rank will be established on St Stephen’s Green North east of Dawson Street on the north side of the roadway. The utility works in this area will begin on the 6th January 2014 and will take approx. 4 months to complete, after which both original ranks will be in operation and the 11 space temporary rank will be removed.
There are 4 full time spaces and 11 night-time spaces on Dawson Street. The date for the commencement of works on Dawson Street has not been finalised. When these ranks are suspended they will be replaced with temporary full-time ranks on Molesworth Street.
There are 3 full time and 4 night-time spaces on Grafton Street. The utility works will begin in this location on the 6th January 2014. The initial works, which will take approx. 4 weeks, will not affect either of these ranks. At a later stage, when these ranks are suspended, they will be replaced by a temporary full-time rank on Nassau St, and an extension of the Foster place rank to operate full time.
There are 4 full time spaces on Westmoreland Street. The utility works will begin on this street on the 6th January 2014. The initial works will not affect this rank. When this rank is suspended, temporary nearby arrangements will be incorporated into the Traffic Management Plan for the works.
There are 4 night-time spaces on O’Connell Bridge. The date for the commencement of works in this area has not been finalised. When this rank is suspended, temporary nearby arrangements will be incorporated into the Traffic Management Plan for the works.
There are 2 ranks on O’ Connell Street Upper. The date for the commencement of works in this area has not been finalised. At all times during the Utility Works Contract one of these ranks will remain in operation. When these ranks are suspended they will be replaced with 10 temporary full time spaces on Marlborough Street.