Travelling public must be prioritised in BusConnects plan - Imelda Munster TD
Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Transport, Imelda Munster TD has called on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to ensure that the travelling public is prioritised in the planning and rolling out of proposed new bus routes under the BusConnects plan, after the details were released today.
Deputy Munster said:
“People who are affected, either by route changes, building works or property acquisition need to be kept informed of all proposed changes.
"The NTA did not handle this issue very well in earlier announcements about BusConnects or indeed the MetroLink project.
"I am calling on them to ensure that they engage fully with local communities in the planning of this project.
“Dublin’s public transport services do require modernisation, and the city clearly requires increased bus services and new routes - however this needs to be done in a way that is convenient for passengers first and foremost.
“We want more people to use the bus service, and if people have to change buses twice or three times on journeys there is no incentive for them to travel by bus, and it can be difficult for vulnerable people to manage.
"It is also important that bus stops are conveniently located and that services are more frequent on busy routes."