Joan Burton says that she is seriously concerned at the failure of Transport Minister Seamus to give the go-ahead for new and expanded bus services in the Dublin 15 area, particularly in the Tyrellstown and Mulhuddart areas.
Deputy Burton said that Bus Atha Cliath have informed her that they are ready to provide extended services on the 38C route and also to provide additional services on the 326 local service to the Town Centre and Tyrellstown. However, because the Minister has decided to introduce competition into the market, no new licences are being given until the political situation has been clarified.
Meanwhile people in this growing area are basically without a proper and adequate bus service. Deputy Burton said that it’s a shame that the Minister should delay the development of Bus services and she will continue to press him to make an early decision in relation to bus services in Dublin 15.