Oireachtas Committee on Transport 23rd July 2013

Posted by aoconnell on August 9, 2013 under News |

Oireacthas Committee on Transport 23rd July 2013

Minister Alan Kelly speech to RTN National Meeting 22nd July 2013

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Below is a link to the speech made by Minister Alan Kelly when addressing 68 members  from 34 Rural Transport Companies in Portlaoise 22nd July 2013.

Minister Alan Kelly speech RTN National meeting 22nd July 2013

NTA Plans for Restructuring of RTP

Posted by aoconnell on July 15, 2013 under News |

Email NTA re RTP Restructuring Proposal Reports 9th July 2013

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Email NTA re RTP Restructuring Proposal Reports 9th July 2013

RTN Submission on Restructuring

Posted by aoconnell on June 13, 2013 under Members, News |

The Rural Transport Network submitted a  document entitled “RTN Submission on restructuring of RTP 25th February 2013” to Minister Alan Kelly

Within this submission we advocated for:
1. The establishment of 25 County Integrated Transport Units (CITU) operating to county boundaries (and across county boundaries by necessity to maximise efficiencies)
2. Each of CITU Units will act as agents of the National Transport Authority
3. Each CITU Unit will have allocated core funding (a guaranteed, sustained consistent level of funding allocated for the administration of the CITU).

RTN welcomes and supports Minister Alan Kelly’s announcement to introduce the Rural Hackney Scheme.

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The Rural Transport Network welcomes and supports Minister Alan Kelly’s announcement to introduce the Rural Hackney Scheme.

Ms Fiona O’ Shea, Chairperson of the Rural Transport Network said “This scheme has the potential to work alongside rural transport programme and meet unresolved needs which continue to exist in rural communities. The Rural Transport Network particularly welcomes the focus on social inclusion, rural isolation and community ownership”  Rural Transport Network Press Release on Rural Hackney 12th June 2013

A Recent submission to Government ” Toward Integrated Rural Transport” by the Rural Transport Network

Posted by Administrator on August 26, 2011 under News |

On 09th August 2011 the Rural Transport Network(RTN) made a submission to Government outlining their vision for the future of the rural transport programme-  Toward Integrated Rural Transport. This  document promotes a 10 point plan and outlines the key decisions and actions required to meet this vision.

Minister for State Alan Kelly attends the National Meeting of RTN.

Posted by Administrator on April 7, 2011 under News |

On the 1st April 2011 Minister for State Alan Kelly,  Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport officially opened the National Meeting of the Rural Transport Network in Portlaoise.  Minister Kelly outlined that he was delighted to be there and that the event was his first official engagement in his new position. Minister Kelly outlined the value of the Rural Transport Programme and his familiarity with the initiative on the ground having previously travelled on services.  Minister Kelly commended the Network on their strategy – Sustainable Rural Transport 2011-2016. 

Newly elected T.D. for Laois Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy also attended the meeting. As chairperson of the West Offaly Rural Transport company she addressed the meeting, and spoke of her “deep affinity” for the rural transport programme.She gave a commitment of continued support to her local company and the national programme.

Minister for State Alan Kelly, Jack Roche, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy T.D.

This meeting was well attended and the day focused on the future direction of Rural Transport in Ireland.   Jack Roche, Chairperson of the Network welcomed the Minister and thanked him for taking the time to attend and for his support.  Mr. Roche said it was now time to turn “joined up thinking into joined up practice” and outlined that those present were the practitioners on the ground who had supported the development of community transport in Ireland.  Mr Roche outlined that the initiative’s success was based on a bottom up approach and that the Network are available and will support the Minister and the Department of Transport in building on the success of the programme to date.

RTN National Meeting

Posted by Administrator on March 29, 2011 under News |

The National meeting of Rural Transport Network has been confirmed for Friday April 01st 2011.The meeting will be held in the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise.