CTTC welcomes announcement of 1,500 employment permits for non-EEA Coach and Bus Drivers 

The announcement follows extensive engagement between the CTTC executive and senior stakeholders to include a written submission to Government  The Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland has today welcomed the establishment of a quota of 1,500 employment permits for bus and coach drivers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to address the serious skills shortage in the industry.  The announcement was made recently by Damien English T.D., Minister of…

Budget 2023 “missed opportunity” to restore full confidence in public transport 

While welcoming the increased investment in public transport projects and the extension of the Youth Travel Card, the representative body contends that fare inequity remains The Coach Tourism and Transport Council (CTTC), Ireland’s largest representative body for commercial bus operators has today responded to measures announced as part of Budget 2023, noting that it is…

CTTC welcomes inclusion of CBOs in Young Adult Card Scheme 

New card will offer discount of 50% for young commuters and aims to boost public transport usage  The Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland has welcomed news that, from today, Monday 5th September, Commercial Bus Operators (CBOs) will be included in the Young Adult Card scheme following months of planning and negotiations between representatives from the CTTC, the Department of Transport and the National Transport Authority.  Today’s announcement…

Decision to exclude commercial bus companies from 20% fare reduction scheme risks the future of the Ireland’s transport network – CTTC

The Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland maintains that the exclusionary action will actively disadvantage thousands of passengers The representative body asserts that the policy is unfair and anti-competitive   The Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland has asserted that the decision to exclude private bus companies from the 20% fare reduction on…

July Stimulus

  The July Jobs Stimulus will help get Ireland’s business back on their feet and get as many people as possible back to work quickly.  It is the next stage in Ireland’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, building on the extensive business and employment supports already deployed.  Covid-19 has had an enormous impact on communities,…