NTA to establish transport user advisory group

by Rachel Cunningham
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The National Transport Authority is now accepting applications from suitably qualified individuals for a newly established Transport Users Advisory Group (TUAG), which will provide advice and recommendations to the authority from the perspective of transport users, writes Rachel Cunningham.

The group will be made up of regular users of public transport who interact with the various modes including train, tram, bus and taxi services, as well as those engaged in active travel, such as cyclists and pedestrians.  

Anne Graham, CEO of the NTA said: “We believe that opening this channel of discussion with those who regularly use public transport and active travel will be key in helping us to develop and implement strategies that provide high quality accessible, sustainable transport across Ireland.

“It’s a unique opportunity for people across various sectors to provide us with the knowledge and awareness as to what passengers’ current and future needs may be. Their insight will be a hugely valuable resource as far as NTA is concerned.

“Consultation is always a primary consideration for NTA, and currently we have three major consultations under way: Cork BusConnects network; Connecting Ireland; and the GDA Transport Strategy. TUAG will provide us with another means of gaining a better understanding as to how we can make public transport more useful to more people.”

Fifteen places are available on the advisory group and membership will be drawn from a variety of sectoral areas. A two year term is proposed for members of this group and candidates will be chosen following a selection process conducted by the NTA.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, December 17, with a first meeting of this group planned for early 2022. For more information on the recruitment process, visit: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/transport-user-advisory-group/

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