New bus service on the road soon

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A NEW bus service for Carlow town is a step nearer with the announcement that the project is to go to tender.

“Following the appearance of the National Transport Authority (NTA) at the Dáil Public Accounts Committee meeting, I received confirmation that new bus service plans for Carlow have moved on and the service is ready to go to tender,” said TD Pat Deering.

As far back as 2018, the NTA confirmed that the new routes would be introduced in Carlow, but now with the new school and college terms underway there is still no sign of the services starting. Deputy Deering asked that the services be commenced without any further delay.

badly-needed new service will be a real godsend for commuters

“It is widely acknowledged, especially by business, that this badly-needed new service will be a real godsend for commuters, college students and school-goers, taking some vehicles off the roads and helping to improve the public transport offering and alternatives locally,” deputy Deering stated.

“I am in contact with the NTA on this issue and the NTA are making progress regarding developing the Carlow Town Bus Service. Earlier today (Thursday), when representatives from the NTA appeared before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee, I received confirmation the development plans have now progressed following some earlier setbacks and the service is ready to go to tender,” said Deputy Deering.

“I am urging the NTA to redouble their efforts and to bring this important new service for Carlow on stream without any delay,” he said.

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