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National Bike Week, an annual event which involves a diverse range of cycling activities all over Ireland, is almost upon us and now is an excellent time to take stock and consider recent progress in encouraging more people to cycle. 

In November 2013, the NTA announced that approximately 10% of non-commercial bus markets in Dublin and outside Dublin would be the subject of competitive tendering.  Now that the decision has been made, what’s in play for the public sector and private bus operators – why bother in the first place? 

  • For the public sector, is it not just a costly process, with minimal savings to the taxpayer, major risks to the exchequer if a bus company goes bust, and significant impact to bus users in terms of network fragmentation?

  • Likewise for bus operators, does it not represent a high cost, high risk endeavour, with limited financial gain?

Without exception, the short answer to these questions is no!  And I’ll tell you why!
 

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A little over a year has passed since Transport Insights was launched.  This has been a busy and exciting time for the Irish economy and one in which we have developed positive working relationships with a wide range of clients, including asset managers, business groups, developers, bus operators, local authorities and the National Transport Authority.

Many thanks to the Transport Insights’ team and to those we have worked with over the last year – we look forward to continuing to expand our partner and client base in the period ahead.

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