Tuesday July 7, 2020

The School Transport Scheme is good value

The current School Transport Scheme is a service that offers value for money, and is invaluable to Irish society.

15th August, 2015
Bus Éireann manages the School Transport Scheme, but services are run by private operators – mostly small, local coach services.

How can we best define an effective school transport service?

The current School Transport Scheme, which costs €9 million less than it did in 2009 – with almost 1,100 new services introduced since then, and close to 3,000 other service enhancements – is a service that offers value for money, and is invaluable to Irish society.

A Bus Éireann managed school transport system in which some 90 per cent of services are operated by private operators under contract,...

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