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# public-transport - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
# YOuth Travel Card
# YOuth Travel Card

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Tue 2:09 PM 30,843 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

# public-transport - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Oct 10th 2021, 1:52 PM 39,528 Views 51 Comments

The question was raised following news of a disturbing incident that happened on a nighttime DART service this week.

# public-transport - Friday 8 October, 2021

Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story
# Your Story
# Your Story

Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story

Oct 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 13,280 Views 11 Comments

A “misogynistic” incident on the DART this week comes after a report found women have serious safety concerns about using public transport.

# public-transport - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

Sep 28th 2021, 4:08 PM 11,087 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

# public-transport - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?

Sep 1st 2021, 9:53 AM 39,982 Views 46 Comments

The change comes into effect today.

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
# On The Road Again
# On The Road Again

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year

Sep 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 12,908 Views 15 Comments

Masks are still a requirement across public transport.

# public-transport - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 18,391 Views 26 Comments

We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
# No Target
# No Target

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,128 Views 5 Comments
  • Despite improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport could not give a date for a fully accessible public transport system.
  • Inaccessible infrastructure is preventing disabled people from travelling on accessible trains and buses.

# public-transport - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?

Aug 15th 2021, 10:00 AM 50,495 Views 62 Comments

Damaged or nonexistent paths are often cited as a barrier to walking and cycling.

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
# TGIP Transport
# TGIP Transport

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,156 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

# public-transport - Monday 9 August, 2021

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor
# The Beaten Track
# The Beaten Track

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor

Aug 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,313 Views 68 Comments
  • The Western Rail Corridor track stretches from Limerick up to Sligo - but most of it has been out of use for decades.
  • Many want to see trains return, while others call for a new greenway on the line - but a report said a "do nothing" approach was the most viable.
  • The government is now at a crossroads on the future of the track.

# public-transport - Saturday 7 August, 2021

'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
# Costly Cut
# Costly Cut

'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,744 Views 16 Comments

The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.

# public-transport - Thursday 5 August, 2021

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
# Green Light
# Green Light

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown

Aug 5th 2021, 9:30 PM 23,876 Views 17 Comments
  • We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
  • From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# REFUSED ENTRY
# REFUSED ENTRY

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,425 Views 19 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

# public-transport - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,322 Views 32 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

# public-transport - Monday 2 August, 2021

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
# Left Behind Up Above
# Left Behind Up Above

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail

Aug 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 22,025 Views 30 Comments
  • Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
  • Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.
'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
# Voices Unheard
# Voices Unheard

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

Aug 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 26,701 Views 9 Comments
  • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
  • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.

# public-transport - Friday 30 July, 2021

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?

Jul 30th 2021, 10:52 AM 6,004 Views 14 Comments

Is public transport safe for women? Can you commute from Dublin to Donegal? What happened to Ireland’s railways? We’ll answer these questions and more.

# public-transport - Thursday 29 July, 2021

'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 12,115 Views 2 Comments

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

# public-transport - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

Jul 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,353 Views 47 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

Jul 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,041 Views 23 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

# public-transport - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,453 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

# public-transport - Saturday 24 July, 2021

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

Jul 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,116 Views 8 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

# public-transport - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
# Fixer Upper
# Fixer Upper

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland

Jul 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 15,592 Views 23 Comments

We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.

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 57,203 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.

# public-transport - Monday 19 July, 2021

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,620 Views 87 Comments

We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.

# public-transport - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport

Jul 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 20,911 Views 23 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.

# public-transport - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Transport expert: Time for Ireland to update its antiquated bus networks
# Cork
# Cork

Transport expert: Time for Ireland to update its antiquated bus networks

Jul 1st 2021, 4:18 PM 10,130 Views 20 Comments

The Cork Bus Network Redesign Choices Report has invited the public to be a part of the process.

# public-transport - Sunday 27 June, 2021

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 34,260 Views 16 Comments

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

# public-transport - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee
# Free Ride
# Free Ride

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:07 PM 21,129 Views 42 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has published a report on halving emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

# public-transport - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch

May 12th 2021, 1:40 PM 17,814 Views 32 Comments

Once this consultation is completed, all submissions will be considered by the project design team.

# public-transport - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints

May 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 16,589 Views 21 Comments

Covid-19 was central to dozens of complaints about public transport last year.

# public-transport - Friday 23 April, 2021

NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather
# Transport
# Transport

NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather

Apr 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 12,532 Views 11 Comments

There has already been an increase in demand for some public transport services since restrictions were eased.

# public-transport - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City

Jan 19th 2021, 6:26 PM 9,110 Views 10 Comments

The appointments are part of the BusConnects Cork Programme.

# public-transport - Sunday 27 December, 2020

More balanced regional development and public transport investments key for Ryan
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

More balanced regional development and public transport investments key for Ryan

Dec 27th 2020, 2:47 PM 13,107 Views 35 Comments

Developing rail in both Limerick and Cork is a number one priority for Minister Eamon Ryan

# public-transport - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period
# Travel Tips
# Travel Tips

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period

Updated Dec 24th 2020, 2:18 PM 46,420 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are operating revised schedules.

# public-transport - Monday 21 December, 2020

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period
# Cleaner Transport
# Cleaner Transport

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period

Dec 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 13,047 Views 19 Comments

The first of these buses won’t arrive until the second half of 2022.

# public-transport - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Luas services partially suspended on Red and Green lines due to electrical fault
# Dublin
# Dublin

Luas services partially suspended on Red and Green lines due to electrical fault

Dec 17th 2020, 11:50 AM 9,979 Views 10 Comments

Limited services are available on both lines only.

# public-transport - Monday 30 November, 2020

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 14,469 Views 24 Comments

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

# public-transport - Sunday 15 November, 2020

National Transport Authority launches campaign to encourage respect of staff during pandemic
# Respect
# Respect

National Transport Authority launches campaign to encourage respect of staff during pandemic

Nov 15th 2020, 12:24 PM 25,076 Views 30 Comments

The campaign begins today.

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