Clare Bus will keep its fleet on the road for the immediate future as the National Transport Authority (NTA) have committed to funding the transport provider until the end of the year.
Bus signs that have been in place “for decades” have disappeared along the dual-carriageway connecting Clare and Limerick.
Buses using backroads in North Clare is “a serious, dangerous issue”, public representatives in the county have declared.
“A change in policy and mindset” is needed to lead to a greater use of Shannon Airport which one elected representative of Clare County Council felt has been “completely abandoned”.
*Clare Bus arriving into Scariff. Photograph: Martin Connolly Limerick Local Link have signed a contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA) for the transport co-ordination unit (TCU) of Clare Bus currently held by Clare Accessible Transport (CAT).
In a time where public transport is being flagged as one way to deal with climate change, one Clare man will be forced to learn how to drive resulting in an extra car on the road should a contract be signed awarding Limerick Local Link a service operated by Clare Bus for the past sixteen…
*A Clare Bus pulls into Scariff. Photograph: Martin Connolly Though her reasons for using Clare Bus have changed over its sixteen years, Maureen Walsh’s appreciation for the “vital” service has not.
A decision from the National Transport Authority (NTA) to take the contract for the county’s rural transport co-ordination unit (TCU) from Clare Accessible Transport (CAT) and award it to Limerick Local Link has been met with widespread hostility and labelled “a grave act of injustice”.
A bus service designated for the town of Ennis may be on the way. Cllr Johnny Flynn has been leading the call for the introduction of such a service in the county town since 2004 and at the June meeting of the Ennis Municipal District sought an update from a November 2017 request which asked…