Dublin Bus wants more productivity out of its workers. That will require less congested roads, and an updated route map, says transport lecturer David O’Connor.
Andy: Here’s Why I Support the Bus Strike
Ireland is a low-wage economy and victory for Dublin Bus workers would be a step towards fixing that, says Andy Storey.
David: The Dublin Bus Strike Isn’t Just About Pay
It’s also about strategic positioning and posturing as Dublin’s transport network faces a potential transformation, writes DIT transport planning lecturer David O’Connor.
Frank: Paris’s Public Transport System Puts Dublin’s to Shame
After COP21 in Paris, and its adoption of a wide-ranging programme to tackle climate change, we’ll need to improve our game.
An End in Sight to Friction over Leap Card Top-up Charges?
Commuters are aggravated about being charged extra fees by shops to top-up their Leap Cards, and shops are worried about slim profit margins. A solution might be close.
David: What’s Good, and Not Good, About Dublin’s Draft Transport Strategy
Could this be the first transport plan in decades that just might lead to a genuine improvement in quality of life for Dubliners?
Frank: Dept of Transport Flunks It on Buses and Smarter Travel
Even though Ireland has breached EU standards for pollution, when it bought new buses, it bought diesel-powered models, rather than cleaner ones.
Isn’t There a Better Place for Buses to Park than Merrion Square?
There are growing calls for a Merrion Square that is coach-parking free. Some DIT students think they know the best solution.
The Furore Over Bus Tenders, Revisited
For the time being, the bus system is going to be the mainstay of Dublin’s public transport system, and there are plans afoot to try to improve it with a little competition. But will they backfire?