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#Transport

# transport - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Deferring toll price hikes by six months will first need agreement by all 8 operators, says TII
# Heavy Toll
# Heavy Toll

Deferring toll price hikes by six months will first need agreement by all 8 operators, says TII

Updated Tue 8:00 PM 22,952 Views 43 Comments
  • Tolls were set to rise from 1 January 1 to their maximum rate due to an increase in inflation
  • The announcement provoked anger as citizens grapple with the surging cost of living this winter

# transport - Last month November 2022

Fines totaling €164,000 handed to 13 motorists who didn't pay M50 tolls
# Courts
# Courts

Fines totaling €164,000 handed to 13 motorists who didn't pay M50 tolls

Nov 22nd 2022, 8:31 AM 20,551 Views 0 Comments

A fine of €25,000 was given to a commercial vehicle owner who had 216 unpaid journeys.

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 34,133 Views 56 Comments

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

# transport - This year 2022

Government announces new pilot scheme for zebra crossings without flashing orange beacons
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

Government announces new pilot scheme for zebra crossings without flashing orange beacons

Oct 24th 2022, 6:15 AM 35,560 Views 48 Comments

The new scheme will see the beacons replaced with reflective signs.

Councils asked to develop transport projects to help meet climate goals
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Councils asked to develop transport projects to help meet climate goals

Oct 13th 2022, 9:51 AM 8,110 Views 10 Comments

A programme supporting local projects to help meet the transport sector’s climate goals is set to launch next week

Ireland's 'car-dependent' transport system needs to change, says OECD
# Transport
# Transport

Ireland's 'car-dependent' transport system needs to change, says OECD

Oct 5th 2022, 12:01 PM 19,185 Views 70 Comments

Improvements in fuel efficiency and electric vehicle use won’t be enough to bridge the gap for 2030 emissions.

Fares on Nitelink bus services in Dublin to be reduced from tonight
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Fares on Nitelink bus services in Dublin to be reduced from tonight

Sep 2nd 2022, 5:05 PM 19,170 Views 19 Comments

Leap fares are being reduced by 33% while cash fares are being reduced by 43%.

Poll: How often do you use taxis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you use taxis?

Sep 1st 2022, 9:30 AM 29,728 Views 51 Comments

Taxi fares are 12% more expensive from today onwards.

'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 35,136 Views 35 Comments

The standard initial charge has increased to €4.20.

Eurotunnel passengers forced to leave train beneath English Channel
# Transport
# Transport

Eurotunnel passengers forced to leave train beneath English Channel

Aug 24th 2022, 8:17 AM 47,645 Views 26 Comments

Videos on social media showed holidaymakers walking through the alternate tunnel alongside the 50 kilometre rail route between Britain and France.

Govt liaising with insurance companies on cover for high-powered e-bikes
# Insurance
# Insurance

Govt liaising with insurance companies on cover for high-powered e-bikes

Aug 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 25,494 Views 80 Comments

Insurance Ireland says it is unaware, at present, of any motor insurance products in Ireland designed for e-bikes.

The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?
# Transport
# Transport

The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?

Aug 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 39,766 Views 21 Comments

The system has been suggested as a kind of gateway to light rail infrastructure.

DART services between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock closed for weekend
# Dublin
# Dublin

DART services between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock closed for weekend

Aug 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 27,002 Views 5 Comments

Iarnród Éireann has apologised for any inconvenience caused and has advised customers to check times before travel.

Pledge that new nightclub closing times will mean expanded late-night public transport
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Pledge that new nightclub closing times will mean expanded late-night public transport

Aug 5th 2022, 6:15 AM 29,260 Views 36 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee says a taskforce is examining the expansion of late-night public transport for when nightclubs get the green light to stay open later.

The Gluas: Could a ‘very light' rail system end Galway's gridlock and become the city's Luas?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

The Gluas: Could a ‘very light' rail system end Galway's gridlock and become the city's Luas?

Jul 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 33,156 Views 53 Comments

A feasibility study is set to be carried out but campaigners fear it will take a “Dublin-style” approach.

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme
# Transport
# Transport

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme

Jul 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,872 Views 57 Comments

The scheme was first announced in 2019.

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 21,848 Views 26 Comments

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

Aer Lingus says it 'can't guarantee' no flights will be cancelled over bank holiday weekend
# Flying
# Flying

Aer Lingus says it 'can't guarantee' no flights will be cancelled over bank holiday weekend

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 12:00 PM 36,195 Views 25 Comments
  • The airline said most cancellations were due to flight caps in other airports
  • Aer Lingus, DAA and two third-party baggage handlers appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today
  • One baggage handler currently has nearly 3,000 lost bags to process
Poll: Would you take public transport more if it was free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take public transport more if it was free?

Jul 20th 2022, 11:53 AM 40,582 Views 75 Comments

Transport fares were cut earlier this year.

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system

Jun 30th 2022, 12:54 PM 10,323 Views 20 Comments

BusConnects Cork is hoping to increase fourfold the number of people who use public transport.

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 27,325 Views 30 Comments

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

Contactless and smartphone payments on Dublin Bus may be possible 'late next year'
# Tap Tap Tap
# Tap Tap Tap

Contactless and smartphone payments on Dublin Bus may be possible 'late next year'

May 4th 2022, 6:23 PM 20,060 Views 38 Comments

Dublin Bus CEO Ray Coyne also said that any decision to go fully cashless would be taken by government.

Government to hold crisis meetings daily to address Dublin Airport security delays
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Government to hold crisis meetings daily to address Dublin Airport security delays

Updated Apr 1st 2022, 7:13 PM 49,817 Views 75 Comments

Some passengers experienced lengthy security delays recently at the airport.

N20 Cork-Limerick road seen as important step in linking two of Ireland’s biggest city regions
# Road And Greenway
# Road And Greenway

N20 Cork-Limerick road seen as important step in linking two of Ireland’s biggest city regions

Mar 30th 2022, 7:28 PM 20,164 Views 20 Comments

The 80 kilometre new dual carriageway will stretch between Cork City and Limerick.

'No appointment til August': Wait time for NCT is now stretching into the summer
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

'No appointment til August': Wait time for NCT is now stretching into the summer

Mar 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 54,940 Views 53 Comments
  • In January and February alone this year there were 36,000 test appointment cancellations.
  • Speaking to The Journal, Labour TD Duncan Smith described the delays as "unacceptable".
NTA may recommend an increase in taxi fares in response to rising fuel costs
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

NTA may recommend an increase in taxi fares in response to rising fuel costs

Mar 10th 2022, 8:30 PM 17,837 Views 70 Comments

Industry representatives have said demand has not returned to pre-pandemic levels and rising fuel costs are adding pressure on drivers.

Application lodged for judicial review into contentious Galway Ring Road plan
# Transport
# Transport

Application lodged for judicial review into contentious Galway Ring Road plan

Feb 8th 2022, 1:55 PM 8,146 Views 13 Comments

The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion but critics say it would hurt Ireland’s climate objectives and fail to solve the problem.

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022

Jan 24th 2022, 1:30 PM 11,477 Views 41 Comments

The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.

# transport - Last year 2021

Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding
# Warning
# Warning

Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding

Dec 25th 2021, 8:11 PM 44,735 Views 22 Comments

A Status Yellow rain warning was issued for the county this evening.

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
# Budget
# Budget

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,840 Views 56 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says

Dec 8th 2021, 3:09 PM 27,149 Views 75 Comments
  • Chronic traffic congestion in Galway has been an issue for years.
  • For more than two decades, a bypass around the city centre has been a large part of the discussion around solutions.
  • An Bórd Pleanála last night approved plans for a Galway City Ring Road route around the north of the city.
Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
# Travel
# Travel

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 6:35 PM 48,127 Views 11 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
# Leap Card
# Leap Card

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes

Nov 15th 2021, 5:26 PM 32,995 Views 71 Comments

From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds

Nov 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,448 Views 38 Comments

However, 32% of car owners overall do not plan on making any change to the number of journeys they take.

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
# Red Light
# Red Light

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 2:47 PM 29,786 Views 62 Comments
  • Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country's climate targets.
  • Transport experts say focusing investment on public transport instead of roads would be a positive if done right in Ireland, Lauren Boland reports.
  • But in rural areas, there are concerns that a stop to road-building could cut isolated communities off even further.
Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:04 AM 31,642 Views 95 Comments

Wales has temporarily stopped building new roads, pending a review of projects as part of climate measures.

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030

Nov 4th 2021, 5:51 PM 8,704 Views 13 Comments

The agriculture sector has been targeted with the lowest change – a 22% to 30% reduction in emissions.

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
# Connecting Ireland
# Connecting Ireland

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan

Oct 29th 2021, 5:15 PM 38,638 Views 35 Comments

The plan was published today for public consultation.

Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
# Air Traffic Controllers
# Air Traffic Controllers

Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers

Oct 14th 2021, 1:57 PM 7,860 Views 4 Comments

Kieran Mulvey will lead the talks to solve the industrial relations row between management and air traffic controllers.

Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed
# National Development Plan
# National Development Plan

Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed

Oct 4th 2021, 11:01 AM 19,972 Views 70 Comments

This plan is expected to commit €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.

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