People Before Profit will be holing a series of local meetings to discuss the impact that BusConnects will have on you and your community. Many people are concerned about the lack of clarity on the new proposals, and it is clear already that some areas are going to lose all of the freedoms that the current bus system attempts to provide. Here is a list of upcoming meetings in Dublin. This list will be updated as more meetings are added.
If you would like to see a meeting held in you area, then please use the form below to contact us.
|Sallynoggin||The Sallynoggin Inn||Wed 29th August, 7pm|
|Tallaght, Jobstown||Jobstown Community Centre||Wed 29th August, 7.30pm||Speakers:
-Cllr. Emma Hendrick
-Owen McCormack (Dublin Bus Worker)
|Tallaght, Killinarden||Killinarden Community Centre||Thurs 30th August, 8pm||Speakers:
-Tom O’Connor (National Bus & Rail Union Representative)
-Cllr. Emma Hendrick
|The Civic Centre||Tues 4th Sept, 7.30pm||
|Rathcoole||The Old Library, Main Street||Tues 4th Sept, 7.30pm||
|Ringsend/Irishtown||Ringend & Irishtown Community Centre||Wed 5th Sept, 7.30pm|
|Marino||Carleton Hall Marino||Mon 10th Sept, 8.30pm||Speakers:
-Dublin Bus Driver
-Cllr. John Lyons
|Finglas||St Helena’s Resource Centre||Tues 11th Sept, 7.30pm||Speakers:
-SIPTU Dublin Bus rep.
-Cllr. Andrew Keegan
|Ballinteer||St. John’s GAA Club||Wed 12th Sept, 7.30pm||Speakers:
Cllr Dave O’Keefe
Tom O’Connor (National Bus & Rail Union Representative)
What is BusConnects?
The National Transport Agency (NTA) wants to redesign all Dublin Bus routes. They promise a faster, more efficient bus service with more buses and better frequency for Dubliners. They also promise a more environmentally friendly transport system for the capital. If this was delivered it would mark a major step forward for life in the city. But the reality is not that simple. The plan hinges on 16 new radial bus corridors on the busiest routes – primarily linking outer suburbs with the city centre. At a future (non-defined) date, they also promise orbital routes to link the outer parts of the city together. There are positive aspects to the plan. Three stand out in particular.
All of this sounds extremely positive, but to implement it properly, there will need to be significant investment. Unfortunately the National Transport Authority and successive governments have severely reduced the funding that has gone to Dublin Bus.
Want a BusConnects Meeting in your area?
Please use the from below to get in touch, or text ‘BUS‘ to 087 283 9964