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Ireland’s national bus operator is in the midst of completing the biggest enhancement to services in years. CEO Stephen Kent, explains how Bus Éireann has turned things around and outlines the sustainable steps it is now taking.
The projects benefitting from the new NTA funding include the Clontarf to City Centre scheme in Dublin and the ambitious Mahon to Marina Greenway in Cork.
A public consultation on the draft Strategy, which includes proposals for cycling, rail, buses and road, has commenced and continues until 16 October.
The Local Link project is said to represent continued investment in rural connectivity, as countries worldwide look to balance investment in urban and rural transport.
This public consultation is the latest of the BusConnects programme consultations, which aim to develop key bus corridors in Dublin, following the first round in late 2018 and early 2019.
According to the National Transport Authority (NTA), the figures indicate a positive response from members of the travelling public to investment in public transport in recent years.
Barry Dorgan, Head of Ticketing Systems at Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA), shares the organisation’s plans to overhaul ticketing, and expand and modernise services – all while keeping a close eye on the future of urban mobility and potential opportunities for MaaS integration.
The five-year contract is worth in excess of €800 million and includes the delivery of services for 218 routes nationwide.
Passengers with a learning disability, autism, or any other communication barrier can show the driver their JAM Card to convey that they might require a little more time and understanding.
Transport for Ireland has launched an anti-racism campaign in a bid to challenge behaviours which will not be tolerated on public transport.
As the number of people cycling into Dublin city centre almost doubles in seven years, the NTA has revealed that it spent more than €21.6 million on cycling infrastructure in 2018.
NTA CEO Anne Graham says "things are moving in the right direction", as over half of all commuters into Dublin are using public transport while car commutes continue to decline.
The National Transport Authority's (NTA) new system will deliver cashless, paperless ticketing to simplify journeys for passengers.