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# busconnects

Last month
January 2023
# electric vehicles
High-powered EV chargers to be installed every 60km along all main roads under new Govt plan
€100 million fund to provide chargers along the main road network.
Last year
2022
# ghost buses
Dublin Bus apologises for 'real-time' issues as staffing crisis could delay BusConnects roll-out
Dublin Bus has 150 vacancies to fill, while Go-Ahead has 45 roles.
# busconnects
Compulsory purchase order for west county Dublin section of BusConnects scheme submitted
A decision is due by March.
# busconnects
Core BusConnects route linking Lucan to Dublin city centre enters planning phase
The route is part of a scheme to transform Dublin City’s public transport system.
# Cork
Major €600m investment in Cork public transport with new buses, routes and cycle ways
The plan, if implemented, involves major cycling and bus infrastructure with faster bus times and a zero emission fleet.
# Next Stop
Cabinet approves moving BusConnects ahead to planning stage
Today’s decision will also allow the NTA to start the tendering process for ‘Next Generation Ticketing’ technology.
All time
# busconnects
Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals
The NTA has today unveiled a draft new bus network for Cork.
# new routes
First phase of new BusConnects network in Dublin comes into operation today
The new routes commencing today take over from the 29a, 32, 31, 31a and 31b.
# it's go time
BusConnects: H Spine towards Howth and Malahide to begin from Sunday
The landmark BusConnects plan involves investments in fleet and infrastructure as well as a redesign of Dublin’s bus network.
# busconnects
Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City
The appointments are part of the BusConnects Cork Programme.
# Dublin
NTA launches fresh round of public consultation on BusConnects corridors
Cycling campaigners say they have have “serious concerns” about the designs being proposed for major traffic junctions.
# Dublin Area Bus Network
New bus network for Dublin to increase services by 23%, NTA says
The final design of the new network was published by the NTA today.
# bus corridors
Revised BusConnects plan: Fewer front gardens impacted, less tree-cutting
A comprehensive replanting programme will ensure more trees are replaced than are removed, the NTA says.
# redesign
Explainer: Here's what the revised BusConnects plan would mean for your bus route
The routes have been revised after the initial public consultation. Here’s what they look like.
# Dublin
NTA is looking for 'front garden negotiators' ahead of next phase of BusConnects
A number of areas of north and south Dublin have protested against the NTA’s plans.
# Tender
Up to 3.6m BusConnects leaflets to be delivered to every home and business in greater Dublin
A new public consultation will open on the bus plans next month.
# bus corridor
Minister urges BusConnects 'rethink' and says 'alternative route must be found' in constituency
With BusConnects yet to progress to its next revised stage, public representatives have been having their say.
# sunday protest
South Dublin locals have been tying ribbons to trees in protest at the BusConnects plan
Locals say some of the trees are over 120 years old. A protest walk is planned for tomorrow.
# Public Transport
NTA receives 30,000 submissions about BusConnects plan
The NTA boss is to appear before an Oireachtas committee today to talk about Metrolink and BusConnects plans.
# bus connects
Public asked for its say on six new corridors under radical BusConnects plan
1,300 properties would be affected by 16 new bus corridors, the NTA has said.
# core bus corridors
Around 1,300 Dublin property owners to get average of €25k compensation over Bus Connects plan
The cost of continuous bus routes linking areas of Dublin with the city will likely stretch into billions of euro.
# busconnects
Plans rolled out for continuous bus lanes in Dublin - but property owners to lose parts of gardens to make way
The NTA has launched a public consultation on the latest phase of its Bus Connects plan.
# busconnects
New BusConnects plan won't be published until 'sometime' next year
The NTA has said that it can’t indicate when a new plan will be published due to the level of submissions – over 30,000.
# tourism and transport
'If we're not successful in five years, we won't be here': Go-Ahead answers privatisation fears
Ireland manager Ed Wills says he’s quickly learned that bus services are an ‘emotive’ issue.
# busconnects
'He's all at sea': Ross criticised for asking for info about bus redesign three weeks after launching it
A letter sent from his constituency office asked for an “official line of detail” that he could give to his constituents on the plan.
# litany of complaints
Visually impaired couple who work in city say BusConnects will have 'devastating effect'
Politicians from across Dublin have been conveying the concerns of constituents over the BusConnects plan in recent months.
# Dublin Bus
'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'
The transport committee was told that new regulations are needed to force people to fold up their prams.
# busconnects
Explainer: How the new Dublin Bus network plans would change your route
It’s not set in stone but here’s how the new Dublin Bus route network would change your travel plans.
# snip snip
Dublin's radical bus corridor plan explained: How many gardens will be affected? Will my commute improve?
Road-widening will impact on 1,300 front gardens as part of the NTA’s new plan.
# All aboard
New routes, new buses and paying by card: 7,000 people have say on future of Dublin bus network
The consultation is closing on Friday 7 July, and people are being urged to give their responses before then.