Following last week's open letter from the Dublin Commuter Coalition jointly with the Galway Commuter Coalition and Cork Commuter Coalition, we are pleased to report that the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications has today (8 November 2022) met with the National Transport Authority, Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland to question these parties on the crisis facing bus services in Dublin.
Dublin Commuter Coalition representatives attended in the public gallery.
The Committee heard from representatives including the CEO of the NTA, the Managing Director of Go-Ahead Ireland, and the Acting Chief Executive of Dublin Bus on issues including reliability, real-time information and "ghost buses".
This is a step in the right direction, and we will continue to push for these leaders to be held to account until the issues plaguing the Dublin bus system are resolved. It is great to see this critical issue getting much-needed attention from TDs.
We are also pleased to see that our call for action from the Oireachtas Committee on these issues, and the Committee's subsequent meeting with the NTA and the bus operators, has been widely covered in the media, including on RTÉ, in the Irish Times, the Independent, the Dublin Inquirer and local and national radio.
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