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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Transport

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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.
Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.
Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister
The committee says that stopping essential workers from continuing driving lessons is a “significant oversight”.
Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal
The Suez Canal Authority said it welcomed international offers to help free a stranded cargo ship.
'My beef is the road not going ahead': A Limerick road is causing division lines between Fianna Fáil and the Greens
Minister Eamon Ryan has been accused of acting “in clear breach” of the Programme for Government.
90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.
NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period
The first of these buses won’t arrive until the second half of 2022.
Warning that Ireland could face 'unprecedented disruption' to movement of goods in next four weeks
The Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear from hauliers this morning.
People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.
€63.5 million funding allocated to walking and cycling greenways
The Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Cork is to receive funding of €10 million.
Holohan raises concern about Christmas travel, says NPHET engaging with government on traffic light system
The situation at the moment is international travel of a non-essential nature is not safe, said Holohan.
Rapid pre-departure testing will get loved ones home for Christmas, says Dublin Airport Authority
Representatives from Ryanair, Aer Lingus as well as the Shannon Group and Rome Airport will also appear before the committee.
Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes
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
Services between Dublin and Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast will be affected.
'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city
Drivers have called on the government to introduce a range of measures to support the industry as they deal with the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind
Cycling in Dublin is up by 9.4% on last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public transport services to be reduced from next week
Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos
Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.