Ireland: Minister for Transport and NTA launch ambitious rural bus plan for 2023

1 minute read / March 3, 2023

The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, with the National Transport Authority (NTA) launched the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan for 2023 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

In what is one of the most ambitious plans yet for rural transport, 67 new or enhanced Connecting Ireland bus services are proposed, strengthening existing services and connecting more towns and townlands across the state.

Last year, Connecting Ireland delivered 38 new and enhanced bus services across various counties, bringing new bus services to 67 additional towns.  In 2022 almost €4m was invested in implementing Connecting Ireland bus services, but this year that figure will double to €8.5m provided by the Department of Transport and NTA.

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