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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Transport

All time
# new roadmap
Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect
The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.
# School Transport
Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures
TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.
# Travel
Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic
Toll booths would be installed as part of the new system, with a free option available in one of the long-term car parks.
# Transport
Complainant alleged taxi driver 'spent the entire trip claiming coronavirus doesn’t exist'
The NTA said it has no powers to act if a driver is not wearing a mask.
Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars
Jane Hackett of the Green-Schools Travel Programme is urging parents to avoid slipping back to the overuse of the car because of concerns over Covid-19.
# Tickets please
National Transport Authority pilots new mobile ticketing app
The trial is part of wider plans by the NTA to modernise and link ticketing systems across the networks.
# rail links
Irish and NI governments to examine the possibility of a high-speed Belfast-Dublin-Cork rail line
A major feasibility study is to be undertaken.
# Public Transport
Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.
# health guidelines
Ryan says if airlines seek State financial support they must in return be fair to customers who choose not to fly
The new Minister for Transport said the regulations to protect airline customers weren’t made to cope with a global pandemic.
# Covid-19
Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.
# On Yer Bike
NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens
The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.
# Transport
Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects
The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.
# Coronavirus
Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow
Phase Two begins tomorrow, but people are still advised to only use public transport when necessary.
Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June
Driving tests have been suspended indefinitely since April.
# Transport
Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'
The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.
# Coronavirus
Public transport services to be reduced from next week
Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.
# social distancing
Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence
Minister Shane Ross said it comes amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing.
# Coronavirus
Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan
The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
# 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.
# transport stoppages
French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans
Commuters in Paris and other big cities have borne the brunt of transport stoppages so far but Christmas travel plans are now at risk.
# Pension reform
France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos
Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.
# nationwide action
Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos
Another nationwide strike is planned for Tuesday.
# All aboard
Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.
# Not again
Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge
The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.
# off the rails
People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
That’s according to new research from
# Go Slow
Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin
Dublin City Council will vote on the proposals this week.
# Funding
Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network
The investment in civil engineering programmes will take place from 2020 to 2024.
# Your Say
Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?
Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.
# accessibility
Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.
# Road Safety
Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences
The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.
# Transport Committee
'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads
Bike activists appeared before an Oireachtas committee today.
# Cycling
'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland
Cycling groups pointed to census data showing a drop in girls cycling to school.
# climate action
Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'
Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.
# Irish Rail
'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport
Irish Rail has said it is concerned about the “worsening trend” and has undertaken measures to address it.
# dart and luas
Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin
Houses near a Dart line have the highest average price, according to a new report.
# alternative transport
E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery'
That’s according to Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry, who says e-scooter users are left in limbo with no regulations.
# Rush Hour
26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line
The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today.
# inconsistencies
Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits
Minister for Transport Shane Ross has called on all local authorities to carry out the review.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city?
People often point to how the Danish city treats cycle lanes – but could we replicate it here?
# Ireland's climate crisis
'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?
Transport is a huge contributor to Ireland’s global emissions and tackling them is a major challenge.