Local frustrations over the rollout of the new Bus Connects service have been raised with the National Transport Authority, Dublin Mid-West’sTD has said. Deputy Emer Higgins said, “I recently met with the National Transport Authority to escalate concerns raised by constituents in relation to the new C-Spine Bus Connects route.“Since its rollout some specific areas of frustration had been brought to my attention and I was glad to have the opportunity to discuss these matters with the NTA recenty.
The main issues raised were the lack of service for people in Dodsboro and Hillcrest and the need for a better link to Lucan Shopping Centre. “There is also a clear need for improved frequency and time-table optimisation for both the 30x and C Spine and the need to launch the C2 to service residents in Shackleton and Gandon area in addition to Adamstown,” said Deputy Higgins. “These points were highlighted to the NTA along with the clear need for action and better collaboration on decision-making.”
Deputy Higgins added “The NTA committed to conducting a review of the lack of a direct link for Dodsboro and Hillcrest and they will review the 30x timetable to ensure optimal departure times. “They also confirmed to me that the C2 and L51 and L52 routes will be on stream fully within three months and a further meeting with public representatives will take place in early March. “I know transport in the local area is of huge importance so if there are additional issues you would like me to raise at the March meeting, please do get in touch with me on (01) 618 3013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,” concluded Deputy Higgins.