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Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
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Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 2:09 PM 31,770 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
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Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Oct 10th 2021, 1:52 PM 39,586 Views 51 Comments

The question was raised following news of a disturbing incident that happened on a nighttime DART service this week.

Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story
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Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story

Oct 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 13,288 Views 11 Comments

A “misogynistic” incident on the DART this week comes after a report found women have serious safety concerns about using public transport.

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
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Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

Sep 28th 2021, 4:08 PM 11,096 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
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Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?

Sep 1st 2021, 9:53 AM 40,007 Views 46 Comments

The change comes into effect today.

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
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Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year

Sep 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 12,959 Views 15 Comments

Masks are still a requirement across public transport.

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
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From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 18,396 Views 25 Comments

We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
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‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,157 Views 5 Comments
  • Despite improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport could not give a date for a fully accessible public transport system.
  • Inaccessible infrastructure is preventing disabled people from travelling on accessible trains and buses.
Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?
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Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?

Aug 15th 2021, 10:00 AM 50,495 Views 62 Comments

Damaged or nonexistent paths are often cited as a barrier to walking and cycling.

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
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'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,170 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor
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Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor

Aug 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,371 Views 68 Comments
  • The Western Rail Corridor track stretches from Limerick up to Sligo - but most of it has been out of use for decades.
  • Many want to see trains return, while others call for a new greenway on the line - but a report said a "do nothing" approach was the most viable.
  • The government is now at a crossroads on the future of the track.
'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
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'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,769 Views 16 Comments

The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
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What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown

Aug 5th 2021, 9:30 PM 23,943 Views 17 Comments
  • We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
  • From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
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Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,443 Views 19 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.
'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
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'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,332 Views 32 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
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'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail

Aug 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 22,066 Views 30 Comments
  • Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
  • Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.
'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
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'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

Aug 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 26,712 Views 9 Comments
  • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
  • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.
Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?
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Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?

Jul 30th 2021, 10:52 AM 6,004 Views 14 Comments

Is public transport safe for women? Can you commute from Dublin to Donegal? What happened to Ireland’s railways? We’ll answer these questions and more.

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
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'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,134 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
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Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

Jul 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,361 Views 47 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
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Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

Jul 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,052 Views 23 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
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Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,472 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
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From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

Jul 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,119 Views 8 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
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Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland

Jul 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 15,642 Views 23 Comments

We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years
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Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years

Jul 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,640 Views 56 Comments
  • New ways to buy tickets and pay fares on public transport could be rolled out by 2023 or 2024.
  • A revised fare system includes the scrapping of Dublin Bus' 'stages'.
  • Cash will continue to be accepted while alternative options are developed.
Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
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Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,620 Views 87 Comments

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
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Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport

Jul 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 20,934 Views 23 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.

Transport expert: Time for Ireland to update its antiquated bus networks
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Transport expert: Time for Ireland to update its antiquated bus networks

Jul 1st 2021, 4:18 PM 10,132 Views 20 Comments

The Cork Bus Network Redesign Choices Report has invited the public to be a part of the process.

First phase of new BusConnects network in Dublin comes into operation today
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First phase of new BusConnects network in Dublin comes into operation today

Jun 27th 2021, 12:05 PM 34,267 Views 16 Comments

The new routes commencing today take over from the 29a, 32, 31, 31a and 31b.

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee
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Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:07 PM 21,132 Views 42 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has published a report on halving emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch
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Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch

May 12th 2021, 1:40 PM 17,825 Views 32 Comments

Once this consultation is completed, all submissions will be considered by the project design team.

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints
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Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints

May 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 16,592 Views 21 Comments

Covid-19 was central to dozens of complaints about public transport last year.

NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather
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NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather

Apr 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 12,532 Views 11 Comments

There has already been an increase in demand for some public transport services since restrictions were eased.

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City
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Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City

Jan 19th 2021, 6:26 PM 9,111 Views 10 Comments

The appointments are part of the BusConnects Cork Programme.

More balanced regional development and public transport investments key for Ryan
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More balanced regional development and public transport investments key for Ryan

Dec 27th 2020, 2:47 PM 13,107 Views 35 Comments

Developing rail in both Limerick and Cork is a number one priority for Minister Eamon Ryan

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period
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Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period

Updated Dec 24th 2020, 2:18 PM 46,456 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are operating revised schedules.

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period
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NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period

Dec 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 13,057 Views 19 Comments

The first of these buses won’t arrive until the second half of 2022.

Luas services partially suspended on Red and Green lines due to electrical fault
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Luas services partially suspended on Red and Green lines due to electrical fault

Dec 17th 2020, 11:50 AM 9,979 Views 10 Comments

Limited services are available on both lines only.

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
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People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,470 Views 22 Comments

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

National Transport Authority launches campaign to encourage respect of staff during pandemic
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National Transport Authority launches campaign to encourage respect of staff during pandemic

Nov 15th 2020, 12:24 PM 25,078 Views 30 Comments

The campaign begins today.

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