Minutes of Meetings and Documents

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Minutes of the RTN National Meeting held on Thursday 23rd May 2013

Minutes of the Rural Transport Executive Meeting held on Friday 3rd May 2013

Agenda National Meeting 23rd May 2013

Gmail – Agenda Email National Meeting Thursday 23rd May 2013

RTN Execuive Update 10th May 2013

ToR May 2013 RTN Working Group _ Operators Contracts _ RTN Meeting 7th May 2013

ToR May 2013 Rural Transport Network Working Group _ Roles and Responsibilities _ RTN Meeting 7th May 2013

ToR May 2013 Rural Transport Network Working Group _ Appropriate IT System _ RTN Meeting 7th May 2013

2013.05.07 Roles and Responsibilities following restructuring _ Network Meeting _ Role of Local Authority Included

Agreed Minutes of Meeting RTN NTA 15th April 2013

Agreed NTA-RTN 28th February 2013

Minutes of the Rural Transport Executive Meeting held on Thursday 21st March 2013

RTN Executive Update 22nd March 2013

Letter to Minister Kelly 21st March 2013

Letter to NTA 21st March 2013

Minutes RTN National Meeting 13th Feb 2013

Minutes of the Rural Transport Executive Meeting held on Thursday 7th February @ 1pm in Offaly Local Development Offices, Tullamore

Rural Transport Network (RTN) & National Transport Authority (NTA), Quarterly Meeting, 28th January 11:00 am, NTA Offices

Minutes of the Rural Transport Executive Meeting held on Thursday 24th January 2013 @ 11am in Offaly Local Development Offices, Tullamore

 

 

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Rural Transport Network Update Thursday 10th January 2013

1. Minister Alan Kelly

A letter has been sent to Minister Kelly requesting a meeting. To date no response has been received. If a response is not received by Monday, Kevin will make contact with the Minister’s office.

2. National Transport Authority

A letter has been sent to Gerry Murphy requesting a meeting. To date no response has been received. If a response is not received by Monday, Kevin will make contact with the National Transport Authority office.

3. 2013 Contracts

As companies are aware Pobal have issued 6 month contracts to 30th June 2013 together with 6 month allocations for us all. Theses allocations, from discussion with 6 companies, seem to be a 6.95% reduction across the board.

The executive would urge all RTP companies to use all their contacts at political and local authority level to bring pressure on the minister to clarify the future of the Programme.

4. Staff Update

a) Staff update for the Network

KCT held interviews for staff through the Rural Social Scheme and Tus but there were no participants suitable for the position.

KCT are currently awaiting confirmation as to whether we can apply for workers on the WPP and Job Bridge schemes for participants to cover the period up to 30th June 2013.

b) Staff Redundancy query – following a request at our December Executive I made a query to Padraig in Pobal re redundancy. Also attached to the email is a file entitled “Financial Closure Guidelines” document as received from Pobal. I received this after requesting the information from Pobal – there is no indication that this will be required by Companies.

Padraig O’ Ruairc – “Apologies for the delay in responding firstly attached is the guidelines in CSP for redundancies.”

“I have been advised by the NTA that no decision has been made on a redundancy policy at the moment. Such a policy will be developed once the restructuring is approved and commences and it is deemed necessary to develop such a policy.” – Padraig O’ Ruairc

Section from Finance Closure Guidelines for Community Services Programme on
Redundancy payments
The Department of Social Protection has agreed to contribute to the redundancy costs related to CSP funded employees where these redundancies are incurred as a result of reducing CSP funding. This contribution will amount to 40% of the statutory redundancy payment based on the CSP contribution to manager’s and FTE workers’ wages excluding employers PRSI.
A rebate of 60% is claimable from the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and this will cover the balance of the statutory redundancy payment. If an employee is made redundant and is subsequently re-employed in their old job in a sister/parent company of the old CSP Company then this individual is not entitled to a redundancy payment. If you are implementing redundancies, please include as part of your Final return a copy of the signed redundancy claims as sent to the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment.
Pobal recommends the use of the on-line redundancy calculator and the submission of redundancy claims on-line to the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment site www.entemp.ie

5. Communication with RTN Members

a) Minutes and Notes from recent meetings

On 19th December I emailed out the following documents;
1. DRAFT AGM Minutes 21st November – these will remain as draft minutes until the next AGM
2. Notes from Old and New Executive 21st November 2012
3. DRAFT Minutes of the Executive Meeting held on Thursday 13th December 2012 – these will remain AS draft minutes until the next Executive meeting
4. Fitzpatrick Associates Report – DRAFT 3 – it was agreed to send this document out as it is.

These items were also placed on the RTN Website (www. ruraltransportnetwork.ie) in the meetings section of the members log in. If you are having difficulty logging in to the members section or require a new password please contact me.

b) Contact Details of Members & Companies

On 20th December i sent an individual email to all companies attaching the details that the Network has on file for each company to review it and come back to let me know that it’s correct or send on the changes that needed to be made. To date only 14 companies have responded.

It is imperative that all members respond so that all members receive the emails and texts that are being sent by the Network.

5. Next Meeting of Executive

The next Meeting of the Executive has been arranged for Thursday 24th January 2013 in Offaly Local Development Offices at 11am.

Could all members come back to me with items they wish the Executive to include on the Agenda.

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DRAFT AGM Minutes 21st November – these will remain as draft minutes until the next AGM RTN AGM Minutes 21st November 2012 – DRAFT

Notes from Old and New Executive 21st November 2012 Notes from Meeting between old and New Executive 21st November 2012

DRAFT Minutes of the Executive Meeting held on Thursday 13th December 2012 – these will remain AS draft minutes until the next Executive meeting Updated Draft Minutes of the RTN Executive Meeting 13th December

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List of working group meetings being held over the next couple of weeks – please check emails for full details and meetings are open for next membership

  • Operational Committee meeting is being held on Thursday 1st March 2012 @ 11am in Westmeath Rural Community Transport Office, Moate – contact Noel McCormack
  • Finance Committee meeting is being held on Tuesday 6th March 2012 in Laois Trip, Portlaoise – contact Brian Bonham
  • Policy Committee meeting is being held on Thursday 15th March 2012 @ 11am  in Laois Trip – contact James O’ Donoghue – Please note that this date has been rescheduled from 8th March 2012
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Click on the link below to view the minutes from the Fleet Owners Meeting held before the National Meeting – April 01st 2011. This meeting was facilitated by Damien Tobin and Alan Kerry.

RTN Fleet Owners 01.04.11

Feedback from Damien Tobin- You will see that there are three actions coming from the workshop. With regard to action 1, Pobal stated at the recent training event on the new POA’s that they recognise that the cost of fuel has increased dramatically, but that the management of your expenditure on fuel is a matter for each company in accordance with your approved POA.

Alan Kerry and I hope to have an update for you on actions 2 and 3 asap.
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At the request of John McCarthy,Department of Transport, I am compiling an exercise on information systems within the RTP, and also requesting further information from companies and your preferences. Please refer to the attached questionnaire, which was circulated to all members at the National meeting.

Information Systems – RTP Programme April 2011

If you were unable to attend this meeting, or did not get a chance to fill out the questionnaire on the day, I could appreciate it if you could complete the questionnaire and return to me at rtpnetwork@gmail.com

The results of this exercise will be sent onto the Department of Transport within the next week.

Thanks, Claire
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This workshop was to be held at the National Meeting.Due to a change in the agenda the workshop did not go ahead. This message and attached document is from the facilitator Brian Bonham

“Thank you for attending our national meeting last Friday. I hope you found it insightful and productive. As you know, the discussions were lively and consequently we didn’t get a chance to have the workshops. The Finance workshop was designed around issues brought to our attention by individual members. We had planned to highlight the issues, discuss them and suggest possible actions the RTN could make as a result. The simple presentation is attached as promised. Please contact me on 0876332389 if you have any queries, comments or suggestions”

Finance Workshop 01st April 2011
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Please click on the link below to access the extranet user guidelines.

RTN EXTRANET USER GUIDE
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The National meeting of Rural Transport Network has been confirmed for April 01st 2011.The meeting will be held in the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise. See file for details –  RTN Invite & Agenda 010411
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The Network wanted to inform all member groups that the HSE has put out a notice on a National Tender for Transport  (Taxi, Hackney & Minibus).

Details of the tender can be found on the eTenders site – http://www.etenders.gov.ie/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=FEB197185&catID=221