About Us

The Rural Transport Network is the independent & collective voice for the ongoing development of integrated transport solutions.


The key terms of reference are:

  • Facilitating opportunities to network. The Network will organize scheduled meetings and assemblies for members throughout the year.
  • Developing Strategic Alliances – Building and consolidation strategic alliances with relevant bodies and networks, including key Government Departments, National Transport Authority,state agencies and other local, regional and national organisations.
  • Promoting the continued development of public transport. This involves the effective profiling and promoting of successful approaches to tackling issues of social exclusion and unmet transport needs at the national and local levels.
  • Promoting the public image of Local Link companies as contributors to public transport nationally (through media opportunities, brochures, presentations, publications, and the RTN website).
  • Highlighting the challenges and opportunities presented for Local Link companies in Ireland and working in a pro-active manner to address these.
  • Responding and contributing to changing transport needs. Reviewing regularly and taking stock of RTN representation on policy making structures and identifying new policy structures.
  • Promote and facilitate integrated and co-ordinated strategy development and maintain a spirit of openness and commitment to change.