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Transport Authority Apologises For Late And Missing Bus Services

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

05:50 8 Nov 2022

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The National Transport Authority has apologised for buses turning up late or not arriving at all in Dublin.

It says it's treating the problem as an emergency with a shortage of drivers to blame, as passenger numbers return to 2019 levels.

The NTA has fined the two main operators - Dublin Bus and Go Ahead - almost 2.4 million euro during the first half of the year for service failings.

 Serious Issues

CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham, says they're taking the problems being faced by commuters very seriously;

"I know there are challenges ahead."

"If we want to deliver BusConnects to the extent that we do - the driver recruitment is still going to be a challenge, we expect, for that kind of level of expansion."

Anne Graham also said it'll be "at least a year" before commuters can tag on with their bank cards.

That time will be spent negotiating a contract, followed by implementation - firstly in Dublin and then elsewhere.

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