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#National Transport Authority

# national-transport-authority - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Over 200 new wheelchair accessible taxis added to the fleet in 2017

Grant funding of more than €1,700,000 was provided by the National Transport Authority to help drivers with funding.

# national-transport-authority - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis

The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.

# national-transport-authority - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'A vote of confidence': Bus Éireann wins rights to run five bus routes in Waterford

This follows a competitive process with five bids from Irish and international companies.

# national-transport-authority - Friday 27 October, 2017

Some Dublin Bus, rail, and Luas prices will go up from January - others will go down

# national-transport-authority - Sunday 1 October, 2017

New traffic measures on Dublin's quays have been in place for a month, but are they working?

The National Transport Authority says they are, but some businesses disagree.

# national-transport-authority - Friday 15 September, 2017

Bad news for commuters - your taxi fare is about to go up by 3%

A usual €18 fare will cost around €18.70 after the changes come into effect.

# national-transport-authority - Friday 8 September, 2017

Dublin Bus reaches agreement with drivers over anti-social behaviour in Tallaght

Drivers had threatened to curtail a number of routes next week.

# national-transport-authority - Monday 28 August, 2017

Row breaks out in Dublin Bus over youths 'scutting' on the back of new buses

Representatives for drivers have said there are ongoing issues with anti-social behaviour in Tallaght and Finglas.

# national-transport-authority - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Taxi driver fined after passenger forced to keep window open because of 'extremely dirty' car

There’s been a 25% rise in complaints about taxis in the first six months of this year.

# national-transport-authority - Friday 11 August, 2017

What we know about Go-Ahead, the company that will run 24 Dublin Bus routes

Yesterday was a day of highs and lows for the UK company – it won the Dublin bus contract but lost another for train services in the British West Midlands.

# national-transport-authority - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Do you use these buses in Dublin? A new operator on 10% of routes will be announced today

The ones out to tender are suburban routes that do not travel into the city centre.

# national-transport-authority - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Government study asks people if rickshaws should be regulated

The National Transport Authority wants responses from rickshaw drivers and passengers.

# national-transport-authority - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Your taxi fare is set to go up again - but some taxi drivers aren't happy

The board of the National Transport Authority will make a final decision on price rises in the near future.

# national-transport-authority - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city Georgian Parkway This post contains videos

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

# national-transport-authority - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

National Transport Authority to lose nearly €1m after 'taking the hit' on subletting offices

The issue arose when the Taxi Regulator was absorbed into the NTA, and its premises was transferred to the NTA’s.

# national-transport-authority - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From alleged aggression to dog allergies: Why people complain about taxi drivers

“The driver, to my surprise, took offence … saying that he didn’t need to take such abuse and he is not bringing me home but kicking me out.”

# national-transport-authority - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis

Most of the complaint outcomes involved no further action as the complainant didn’t respond or there was no evidence of an offence.

# national-transport-authority - Friday 30 December, 2016

Shane Ross says he won't add extra tolls to ease M50 traffic congestion

The measure was recommended in a report last year from the National Transport Authority.

# national-transport-authority - Saturday 19 November, 2016

"Substantial once-off" fare increase for some rail commuters in the Dublin region "unavoidable"

There’s good news for commuters travelling to the city centre from Naas/Sallins and Kilcock stations.

# national-transport-authority - Thursday 23 June, 2016

More and more people are using the train and Luas

Iarnród Éireann and the Luas brought in over €200 million from passenger revenue in 2015.

# national-transport-authority - Thursday 16 June, 2016

7 of the best spots to get brunch in Dublin

For the morning that’s in it.

# national-transport-authority - Monday 23 May, 2016

Record numbers choosing cycling or public transport in Dublin city

The number cyclists travelling into Dublin has increased by 125% since 2006.

# national-transport-authority - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Taxi drivers work an average of five hours a day, new study finds

A taxi drivers weekly earnings can range from €98 up to €1,189.

# national-transport-authority - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

What ever happened to the plans for that super fast bus between Dublin city and the airport?

In 2014, a new transport initiative was announced to try to alleviate traffic in Dublin – but is it still going ahead?

# national-transport-authority - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Dodgy tips, aggressive drivers, "smelly" vehicles - taxi complaints went through the roof in the last four years

More than half of the complaints made last year concerned the behaviour of taxi drivers.

# national-transport-authority - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Poll: Should CCTV be mandatory in all taxis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should CCTV be mandatory in all taxis?

Are taxis safe enough – or can more be done?

# national-transport-authority - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Why ridesharing has run into some major roadblocks in Ireland

The movement is a global phenomenon – but here it has stalled before even getting started.

# national-transport-authority - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Commuters rejoice: Irish Rail launches rapid Cork to Dublin route

The journey will now take just 2 hours and 15 minutes.

# national-transport-authority - Monday 26 January, 2015

What's wrong with complimenting a woman on "on her nice dress, or a pair of shoes, or a hairstyle"?

PR advisor Valerie O’Reilly was described as “not bad looking” by TD Michael Lowry in a note to Enda Kenny last week.

# national-transport-authority - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Traffic gridlock expected as taxi drivers protest in Dublin city centre

Dozens of drivers will take part in a slow drive to the gates of the Dáíl, heading into rush hour.

# national-transport-authority - Monday 1 December, 2014

Your Dublin Bus and Irish Rail commutes just got more expensive

But if you use a Leap card, you might be saving money.

# national-transport-authority - Monday 24 November, 2014

The only form of public transport with an annual fee of €5* is being launched in Galway today

*The yearly subscription per city – set to rise to €10 in January. You also have to pay a €150 guarantee if the bike goes missing.

# national-transport-authority - Monday 17 November, 2014

Sick of dodgy WiFi on trains and buses? We have some good news...

…but it might cost us.

# national-transport-authority - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Do you know which train station in Ireland is the busiest?

Here’s a hint: 83% of all journeys are taken in the Greater Dublin Area.

# national-transport-authority - Friday 10 October, 2014

# national-transport-authority - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Clampdown on rogue taxi drivers reportedly resulted in no arrests

The Department of Transport defended publicising the campaign before it took place.

# national-transport-authority - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Leap Cards to be extended to Cork, but which counties are next in line?

The cards are already usable on buses in the county and the scheme will extend to trains by early 2015.

# national-transport-authority - Saturday 14 June, 2014

The transport watchdog is worried about car-sharing app Wundercar - should you be?

The German app – and its drivers – could be in contravention of regulations, with union officials warning of dangers to passengers.

# national-transport-authority - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Leap card fares are going to get cheaper for teenagers aged 18 and under

The child fare rate is being extended from August.