Clare’s Fine Gael TD believes there’s now an opportunity to get Clare Bus back up and running.
The county’s Oireachtas members have met with the National Transport Authority, as part of efforts to resolve an ongoing dispute with Clare Bus.
Clare’s five Oireachtas members met collectively with officials from the National Transport Authority yesterday.
The teleconference was held to address an ongoing dispute over money that Clare Bus say is owed to them, and the loss of the Clare Bus contract to allow them deliver bus services in the county.
The NTA has confirmed that a new procurement process will begin next Thursday on nine routes, and Clare Bus can submit a bid for tender.
Clare’s Fine Gael TD Joe Carey is hopeful that progress can now be made, saying there’s an opportunity to get Clare Bus back up and running.
The NTA has also confirmed that it will make public the results of an audit of Clare Accessible Transport, which was carried out in 2019.
Officials also said they would consider a mediation process, but as that can’t be done during the procurement process, it leaves only a short few days for the process to be resolved.
Clare’s Fianna Fáil TD, Cathal Crowe insists this process must happen without delay.
Michael Glynn, Clare FM, first for local news.
Chairman of Clare Bus, Ger Hoey has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that the ball is now in the NTA’s court.