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# nta - This week 4th December 2022 - 8th December 2022

Over 3,000 taxi licences currently inactive as industry struggles to recruit drivers
# Taxi Industry
# Taxi Industry

Over 3,000 taxi licences currently inactive as industry struggles to recruit drivers

Sun 4:14 PM 22,491 Views 39 Comments

National Transport Authority CEO Anne Graham said the number of drivers returning to the industry is around 10% less compared to pre-pandemic levels.

# nta - Last month November 2022

Dublin Bus apologises for 'real-time' issues as staffing crisis could delay BusConnects roll-out
# Ghost Buses
# Ghost Buses

Dublin Bus apologises for 'real-time' issues as staffing crisis could delay BusConnects roll-out

Updated Nov 8th 2022, 1:30 PM 34,169 Views 56 Comments

Dublin Bus has 150 vacancies to fill, while Go-Ahead has 45 roles.

# nta - This year 2022

Core BusConnects route linking Lucan to Dublin city centre enters planning phase
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

Core BusConnects route linking Lucan to Dublin city centre enters planning phase

Oct 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 19,764 Views 7 Comments

The route is part of a scheme to transform Dublin City’s public transport system.

Public consultation opens for proposals for new cycle networks across 22 counties
# CycleConnects
# CycleConnects

Public consultation opens for proposals for new cycle networks across 22 counties

Sep 30th 2022, 1:04 PM 16,789 Views 28 Comments

The cycle networks will form part of the CycleConnects: Ireland’s Cycle Network programme.

Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA
# Taxi Industry
# Taxi Industry

Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA

Sep 21st 2022, 3:36 PM 9,734 Views 9 Comments

Taxi company FreeNow is also set to appear before the Transport Committee later this afternoon.

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
# New Rules
# New Rules

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card

Sep 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 35,146 Views 35 Comments

The standard initial charge has increased to €4.20.

Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work
# Transport
# Transport

Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work

Jul 27th 2022, 6:30 AM 21,850 Views 26 Comments

Taxi fares are set to rise by 12% on average from 1 September.

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
# Late Night Luas
# Late Night Luas

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister

Jun 22nd 2022, 1:41 PM 14,128 Views 25 Comments

Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.

Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September
# NTA
# NTA

Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September

Jun 17th 2022, 5:29 PM 26,113 Views 71 Comments

It is the first fare increase since 2018 when the average cost of a taxi journey rose by 4.5%.

Bus Connects launches new 24-hour service serving north Dublin
# New Bus Routes
# New Bus Routes

Bus Connects launches new 24-hour service serving north Dublin

May 27th 2022, 1:08 PM 28,234 Views 11 Comments

The N4 will be the sixth 24-hour Dublin Bus service.

Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday
# On Board
# On Board

Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday

May 6th 2022, 11:49 AM 27,326 Views 30 Comments

The 90-minute fare will be reduced to €2 for adults and 65 cent for children.

# nta - Last year 2021

Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals

Nov 2nd 2021, 11:30 AM 11,618 Views 20 Comments

The NTA has today unveiled a draft new bus network for Cork.

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
# Twitter
# Twitter

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 41,793 Views 25 Comments

A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,428 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years
# That's The Ticket
# That's The Ticket

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years

Jul 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 68,776 Views 56 Comments
  • New ways to buy tickets and pay fares on public transport could be rolled out by 2023 or 2024.
  • A revised fare system includes the scrapping of Dublin Bus' 'stages'.
  • Cash will continue to be accepted while alternative options are developed.
First phase of new BusConnects network in Dublin comes into operation today
# New Routes
# New Routes

First phase of new BusConnects network in Dublin comes into operation today

Jun 27th 2021, 12:05 PM 34,411 Views 16 Comments

The new routes commencing today take over from the 29a, 32, 31, 31a and 31b.

Greenways and cyclepaths: €240 million set aside to improve nation's transport infrastructure
# Greenways
# Greenways

Greenways and cyclepaths: €240 million set aside to improve nation's transport infrastructure

Feb 11th 2021, 12:32 PM 21,029 Views 89 Comments

The money is for projects across the country.

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator
# NTA
# NTA

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator

Jan 18th 2021, 6:07 PM 29,772 Views 12 Comments

The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.

# nta - All time

New fleet of hybrid buses to be on Dublin and Galway roads by New Year
# Hybrid Bus
# Hybrid Bus

New fleet of hybrid buses to be on Dublin and Galway roads by New Year

Dec 10th 2020, 2:09 PM 22,101 Views 41 Comments

The first ten of 100 double-deck electric hybrid buses were launched today.

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis
# Spsv
# Spsv

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis

Dec 7th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,441 Views 23 Comments

Drivers of taxis are entitled to refuse carriage to somebody not wearing a face covering under new regulations.

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
# NTA
# NTA

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,527 Views 24 Comments

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

Rail line to Navan and Metro to south Dublin to be assessed as NTA asks for public views on transport strategy
# Greater Dublin Area
# Greater Dublin Area

Rail line to Navan and Metro to south Dublin to be assessed as NTA asks for public views on transport strategy

Nov 26th 2020, 12:59 PM 17,466 Views 51 Comments

The NTA is seeking views on what people’s priorities are for the greater Dublin transport strategy into the future.

Return of schools likely to 'give rise to additional pressure' on public transport services, NTA chief says
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Return of schools likely to 'give rise to additional pressure' on public transport services, NTA chief says

Updated Nov 1st 2020, 4:10 PM 45,280 Views 73 Comments

In line with the government’s Level 5 restrictions, public transport capacity is currently restricted to 25%.

Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes
# Expressway
# Expressway

Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes

Sep 29th 2020, 10:45 AM 19,750 Views 20 Comments

Eamon Ryan confirmed that €460 million is needed to keep public transport running until the end of the year.

Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons
# Expressway
# Expressway

Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons

Sep 28th 2020, 3:25 PM 37,960 Views 56 Comments

Services between Dublin and Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast will be affected.

NTA allocates €55m to councils to enhance cycling and walking infrastructure
# Infrastructure
# Infrastructure

NTA allocates €55m to councils to enhance cycling and walking infrastructure

Aug 22nd 2020, 11:52 AM 21,253 Views 81 Comments

The funding was allocated under the July Jobs Stimulus Plan announced by the government last month.

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions
# Commuters
# Commuters

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

Aug 13th 2020, 8:49 AM 21,161 Views 8 Comments

The extension will apply to customers who hold an annual TaxSaver ticket for public transport services.

Engineers to begin identifying possible routes for Cork's new Luas line
# Where's The Stop?
# Where's The Stop?

Engineers to begin identifying possible routes for Cork's new Luas line

Aug 7th 2020, 4:12 PM 24,145 Views 67 Comments

Retail, education and industry hotspots have been identified as potential locations for stops on the new Cork Luas line.

National Transport Authority pilots new mobile ticketing app
# Tickets Please
# Tickets Please

National Transport Authority pilots new mobile ticketing app

Aug 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 24,589 Views 19 Comments

The trial is part of wider plans by the NTA to modernise and link ticketing systems across the networks.

Covid-19 puts brakes on expansion of 24-hour bus services in Dublin city
# Around The Clock
# Around The Clock

Covid-19 puts brakes on expansion of 24-hour bus services in Dublin city

Jul 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,194 Views 10 Comments

The National Transport Authority has said additional PSO funding will be needed this year to continue delivering the existing level of services.

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:50 AM 24,905 Views 76 Comments

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens

Jun 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,263 Views 56 Comments

The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.

Travel demand on public transport during Phase One has been higher than expected, says NTA
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Travel demand on public transport during Phase One has been higher than expected, says NTA

Jun 2nd 2020, 4:01 PM 16,288 Views 25 Comments

Normal Monday-Friday timetables for commuters on bus and DART are due to recommence on 8 June.

Significant drop in number of people using public transport
# Coronavirus Crisis
# Coronavirus Crisis

Significant drop in number of people using public transport

Mar 19th 2020, 5:21 PM 22,688 Views 50 Comments

The NTA says public transport will continue to operate as normal despite the drop.

Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April
# NTA
# NTA

Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April

Dec 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 29,075 Views 22 Comments

NTA CEO Anne Graham said that overall fare revenue will increase by “less than 2%”.

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff
# Wages
# Wages

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:17 PM 35,665 Views 47 Comments

The average wage an agency worker is paid is nearly €140,000.

'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take
# Uber Unhappy
# Uber Unhappy

'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take

Nov 12th 2019, 2:15 PM 13,113 Views 22 Comments

Some users were charged up to €70 after they failed to flag a taxi using the app.

Bus Connects redesign: New routes towards Howth and direct into city centre
# Dublin
# Dublin

Bus Connects redesign: New routes towards Howth and direct into city centre

Oct 22nd 2019, 2:05 PM 26,523 Views 50 Comments

The redesign comes after an unprecedented response to a public consultation campaign that saw almost 50,000 people contribute.

Dublin Bus fined €165,000 after more than 50% of services fail to meet punctuality targets
# Sanctioned
# Sanctioned

Dublin Bus fined €165,000 after more than 50% of services fail to meet punctuality targets

Oct 18th 2019, 6:05 AM 24,674 Views 66 Comments

The company is required to meet punctuality targets as part of its contract with the NTA.

The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers
# Clamp Down
# Clamp Down

The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers

Oct 14th 2019, 2:28 PM 14,700 Views 50 Comments

The NTA launched the public consultation on its Code of Practice today.

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