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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.

From TheJournal.ie 26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line Rush Hour

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line

The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today.

From TheJournal.ie Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits Inconsistencies

Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has called on all local authorities to carry out the review.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city?

People often point to how the Danish city treats cycle lanes – but could we replicate it here?

From TheJournal.ie 'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions? Ireland's Climate Crisis

'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?

Transport is a huge contributor to Ireland’s global emissions and tackling them is a major challenge.

From TheJournal.ie 'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland Ireland 2029

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

From TheJournal.ie 'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line Out Of Service

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

From TheJournal.ie Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays Luas Green Line

Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays

An issue was discovered with the pantographs, which is the device on the tram that connects it to the overhead lines.

From TheJournal.ie Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets Pollution

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services HSE

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services

One family told their local MEP they were facing a €2,000 annual bill.

From TheJournal.ie From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like Metrolink

From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like

The NTA has published artist’s impressions of 10 proposed stations on the line.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy being a bus driver? Bus Éireann are hiring in a number of locations Bus Eireann

Fancy being a bus driver? Bus Éireann are hiring in a number of locations

The national bus service has been in operation for over 30 years.

From TheJournal.ie More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists Transport

More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists

The annual Canal Cordon Report for 2018 tracks the mode of transport share of people coming into Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018 Beep Beep

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink? Metrolink

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?

The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.

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