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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Transport

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Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work
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
Delays with processing luggage has meant some passengers have needed to leave the airport without their bags.
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
Michael O'Leary hits out at 'unprecedented handling delays' amid Ryanair summer recovery
Dublin Airport says its plan to handle the summer surge is working
Poll: Would you take public transport more if it was free?
Transport fares were cut earlier this year.
National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system
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
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'
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
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
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
The service has said Covid-19 causing significant staff absenteeism levels at test centres.
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
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
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
The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.
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Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding
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
€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
An Bord Pleanála has approved plans for the 18km ring road around the north of Galway city.
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
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
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
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?
Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country’s climate targets.
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.
Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
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
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
The plan was published today for public consultation.
Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
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
This plan is expected to commit €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.
Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.
Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
The project was due to be completed by 2027.
Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.
Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.
Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
The change comes into effect today.
'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.
Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin
77% of Dubliners feel their area is well serviced by public transport – but in the midlands, 78% feel the exact opposite.
TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling
Fine Gael’s Ciaran Cannon told RTÉ’s Drivetime that he required surgery following a collision with a vehicle.
Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.
Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.
Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.
Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'
Many services this weekend have already sold out, with more expected to in advance of departure.
NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.
No Luas service running between Smithfield and the Point
The Red Line is closed between the Smithfield and the Point stops due to a technical fault.
€200m project approved to replace 'one of the worst sections of primary road in the country'
Cabinet approved construction on a new single carriageway across Roscommon today.
NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather
There has already been an increase in demand for some public transport services since restrictions were eased.