Private bus operators blast rural transport plans

Public transport minister Alan Kelly is writing cheques that he cannot cash, the Coach Tourism & Transport Council said.

28th February, 2012

Public transport minister Alan Kelly is writing cheques that he cannot cash, the Coach Tourism & Transport Council said.

Minister Kelly’s earlier announced that the Government was planning a major overhaul of all rural transport systems to eliminate duplication and crossover of services. The CTTC, which represents Ireland’s private coach and bus operators, said in a statement that this will only secure State funding for State agencies and “actually prevent savings from being made.”...

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