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From TheJournal.ie Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes Expressway

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons Expressway

Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons

Services between Dublin and Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast will be affected.

From TheJournal.ie 'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city Taxi Protest

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind Transport

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.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect 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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic 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.

From TheJournal.ie Complainant alleged taxi driver 'spent the entire trip claiming coronavirus doesn’t exist' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars Schools

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.

From TheJournal.ie National Transport Authority pilots new mobile ticketing app 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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish and NI governments to examine the possibility of a high-speed Belfast-Dublin-Cork rail line 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.

From TheJournal.ie Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week Public Transport

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Ryan says if airlines seek State financial support they must in return be fair to customers who choose not to fly 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.

From TheJournal.ie Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely 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.

From TheJournal.ie NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens 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.

From TheJournal.ie Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects 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.

From TheJournal.ie Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow 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.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June

Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June

Driving tests have been suspended indefinitely since April.

From TheJournal.ie Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Public transport services to be reduced from next week Coronavirus

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

From TheJournal.ie Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence 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.

From TheJournal.ie Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan 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.

From TheJournal.ie Revised BusConnects plan: Fewer front gardens impacted, less tree-cutting 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.

From TheJournal.ie French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans 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.

From TheJournal.ie France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos 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.

From TheJournal.ie Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos Nationwide Action

Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos

Another nationwide strike is planned for Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season 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.

From TheJournal.ie Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge Not Again

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge

The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent 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 Daft.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin 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.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network Funding

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network

The investment in civil engineering programmes will take place from 2020 to 2024.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed 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.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport 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.

From TheJournal.ie Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin 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.

From TheJournal.ie E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery' 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.

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