Monday, 26 January 2009

Dublin Transport Authority this year

The Dublin Transport Authority is likely to be fully established and functional by the middle of this year, Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey TD said.

The Department has placed an advertisement in newspapers seeking a chief executive for the authority.

The setting up of the authority has been long-mooted, but the most significant move towards setting it up came when the Act establishing the transport authority was passed by the Oireachtas earlier this year.

Mr Dempsey told The Irish Times that the authority being set up would lead to the overdue reform of the 1932 Transport Act.

“I expect to have it up and operational by the middle of this year, once this chief executive is in place. It has the capacity and the potential to transform the provision of transport in the greater Dublin area.”

The Irish Times

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