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 on Friday 17th February 2023. Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan for implementation in 2023, which will deliver better access to safe, reliable, and more frequent bus services connecting towns and villages.
The Connecting Ireland Plan continues to have a significant positive impact on rural communities giving people access to high frequency public transport bus services and connecting locations to other regional TFI bus and rail services.
County Kerry is to benefit from the establishment of new bus services as well as enhancement of some existing bus services and Alan O Connell, General Manager TFI Local Link Kerry stated:
“TFI Local Link Kerry is currently working with the National Transport Authority designing new bus routes under the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan. It is a very positive time to be involved in public transport. I can safely say that these new routes will be transformative and will provide access for people to employment, education, training, healthcare, shopping, recreation, and tourist facilities. The design of a sustainable transport infrastructure has a fundamental impact on the health and wellbeing of people in the community”.
Bus Eireann will also be a key partner in the delivery of new and enhanced bus services in Co. Kerry.
Further details on Connecting Ireland can be found on https://www.nationaltransport.ie/news/minister-for-transport-and-nta-launch-ambitious-rural-bus-plan-for-2023/