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Dublin Bus considering escooters and demand responsive transport

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,917 ✭✭✭ bilbot79


    GT89 wrote: »
    Heard in the Sunday Business Post (behind paywall) that Dublin Bus is looking at expanding to e-scooters and demand responsive transport in order to boost it's commercial arm (Airlink and Tours) which took a major hit in 2020.
    https://www.businesspost.ie/transport/dublin-bus-weighs-up-e-scooter-and-minivan-services-6d5b54a6

    Do you get a driver to thank when you get off the scooter?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    Do you get a driver to thank when you get off the scooter?

    Lol


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,701 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Great idea and one I welcome if they sort out the absurdity of the Road Traffic laws in this regard.
    However, I hope that it will be open to competition and DB should not be allowed anywhere near having a monopoly on the service.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    Great idea and one I welcome if they sort out the absurdity of the Road Traffic laws in this regard.
    However, I hope that it will be open to competition and DB should not be allowed anywhere near having a monopoly on the service.

    This would be part of the DB commercial arm not PSO which is about 99% of DB so would be open to competition if it goes ahead.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


    Great idea and one I welcome if they sort out the absurdity of the Road Traffic laws in this regard.

    A Road Traffic Bill covering e-scooter regulation and a few other things is expected very soon.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    Peregrine wrote: »
    A Road Traffic Bill covering e-scooter regulation and a few other things is expected very soon.

    Any year now....


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,314 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster


    If they are made legal Lime et al will swoop in and provide. No need to have Dublin Bus, which can barely run a bus service, expanding into and ****ing up other markets at tax payers expense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,218 ✭✭✭ StreetLight


    If they are made legal Lime et al will swoop in and provide. No need to have Dublin Bus, which can barely run a bus service, expanding into and ****ing up other markets at tax payers expense.

    And Go Ahead have sorted that mess right out, haven't they.....?


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