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National Transport Authority of Ireland - Articles and news items

2 million Leap Cards sold since launch of Ireland’s smart ticketing initiative

Industry news  •  15 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) has marked the 2 millionth Leap Card sold since the smart ticketing initiative launched in December 2011.

Realtime MultiModal Passenger App (RTPI) developed by opensky for Irelands National Transport Authority is overall winner at the eGovernment Awards

Industry news  •  8 February 2016  •  opensky

The Real Time Ireland App allows people to set alerts to inform them when their bus is 10 minutes, or 20 minutes or 30 minutes away from a certain bus stop, so they can plan when to leave home or work…

NTA Ireland launch Leap Card app for NFC enabled phones

Industry news  •  25 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The National Transport Authority (NTA) of Ireland has launched a new Leap Card app which utilises Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to improve customer experience.

Luas Cross City to receive new trams

Industry news  •  25 November 2015  •  Kate Douetil

Luas Cross City has ordered seven new trams, which will be delivered and be operational by the end of 2017.

Over one million Leap Cards sold since launch

News  •  20 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The National Transport Authority (NTA), Ireland has announced more than one million Leap Cards have sold since its launch in December 2011.

Minister Donohoe launches Leap Card in Limerick

Industry news  •  16 February 2015  •  National Transport Authority

The Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, was in Limerick with the CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham and Regional Manager South-West, Bus Éireann, Miriam Flynn, to launch the Leap Card in the city…

Ireland’s key ITS activity brings passenger benefits

Issue 5 2013  •  11 November 2013  •  Tim Gaston, Director – Integrated Ticketing Scheme, National Transport Authority of Ireland

The National Transport Authority (NTA) of Ireland is a state body that was set up in 2000 and is responsible for managing public transport operators and regulating the small public service vehicle sector (i.e. taxis, hackneys and limousines). The governing body of the NTA consists of a Chairperson and 11 authority members appointed by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The principal functions of the NTA are split into the following two areas:
Nationally

National principal functions include: entering into contracts for the provision of public transport services; providing funding for specified bus and rail travel services that are considered necessary for economic or social reasons; licensing bus routes; regulating the taxi sector; promoting an integrated public transport network; and implementing integrated ticketing, fares and information schemes.

 

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