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Quiz: How much do you know about public transport?

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at public transport – so what did you learn?

STOP THE LIGHTS. We’re coming to the end of The Good Information’s Project’s cycle on public transport.

Over the last month, we’ve taken a deep dive into all things public transport from rail networks and cycle lanes to accessibility and safety.

So what have you picked up along the way? Let’s find out.

After the quiz, you can find more details about the answers in The Good Information Project’s public transport coverage – but no cheating!

Dublin Bus is introducing new methods for passengers to pay fares, like Apple or Google Pay and contactless bank cards. When can we roughly expect those to come in?
They already have
By Christmas

In around two or three years
At the end of the decade
What’s the Western Railway Corridor?
A greenway for cyclists that runs along the west coast
An old rail line in the west of Ireland

A project to build a metro from Dublin city centre to towns like Lucan, Leixlip and Maynooth
A proposed high-speed train linking Dublin to Galway and Cork
How many routes does Bus Éireann regularly operate in Donegal?

Of those Donegal bus routes, how many run more often than once a week?
None, they all run once a week
One-third of them run twice a week or more

Two-thirds of them run twice a week or more
All of them run twice a week or more
And now, our Family Fortunes question. Polling by Ireland Thinks for The Good Information Project asked 1,000 people what type of transport network they feel is most in need of more investment. Which was the most popular answer?
Rail network
Road network

Bike lanes / bike network
Bus lanes / bus network
Over 70% of accessibility-related complaints received by the regulator of taxis since 2019 involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide and assistance dogs or wheelchair users. How much money were taxi drivers fined in over half of accessibility-related complaints?
€40 to €80

€140 to €180
€400 to €800
BusConnects is a project redesigning bus networks in Ireland. It started in Dublin - which of these is it coming to next?

When it comes to solutions for fixing transport problems, one idea we learned about was permeability. What does that mean?
Reorganising traffic lanes so public transport vehicles can merge and turn more easily
Giving priority to pedestrians and cyclists at traffic lights and junctions

Building direct connections like tunnels or bridges from train stations to bus stops or vice versa
Creating easier links for walking or cycling between two places, like estates
Free movement of people across borders is a key tenet of the European Union. There's an EU-wide policy that was designed to create a Europe-wide network of railways, roads, waterways, shipping routes, ports and airports - what's it called?
European Inter-routing Development
Trans-European Transport Network

Intelligent Transport Europe
EU Mobility Network Strategy
During the pandemic, public transport services have operated at different levels of capacity in line with the restrictions at the time. What capacity are they allowed to carry right now under the current rules?

Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Press the brake
Not your finest hour. You're this broken path.
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You scored out of !
Picking up speed
Not too bad! You're this electric car.
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Sailed through
Pretty good! You're this nice stretch of rail.
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Toot your horn!
Nice work! You're this cyclist enjoying Phoenix Park.
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