On October 29th, 2021, the National Transport Authority (NTA) launched a public consultation to improve transport connections in rural areas – ‘Connecting Ireland’.
Connecting Ireland seeks to make public transport for rural communities more useful for more people, and it will do this by:
• Improving existing services
• Adding new services
• Enhancing the current Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) network which meets the transport needs of people who live in remote locations.
The NTA has undertaken a comprehensive analysis to better understand where rural bus service improvements are required with a view to introducing new and improved connections between villages and towns; and providing better access to public transport in rural areas.
We provide Scheduled Public Transport services that pick up and drop off at designated stops along set routes with a set time table.
We also offer door-to-door services in the more rural areas where in most cases we can collect them and return them to their homes with a semi-flexible transport service, i.e. the service can divert off route if necessary to accommodate passengers’ needs.