Originally Posted by Stephen15
I'm surprised DB are going to operate this service, I would have thought the NTA would wait until GAD are up and running before starting a new route.
There is a comprehensive Transitional Framework agreement in place between the NTA/Dublin Bus/Dept of Transport,which specifically includes providing new and upgrading existing routes.
The issue,if there is one here,is the length of time it is taking to get these improvements actually operational.
The Tyrellstown/Broombridge route is the first indication of an actual "Busconnects" style project,which is significant in itself.
The NTA's own FAQ on the Tendering process outlines it's thinking in this regard.
#Some new or amended routes are in planning as are opportunities for additional services on existing routes. NTA anticipates the cost of providing these additional routes and services will be largely similar to the current level of activity over a short timeline, certainly within the 2 to 3 years envisaged in the LRC recommendation.
#We have already been working with Dublin Bus to come up with a plan on increasing the number of services and the frequency of existing services that they run so that in two years’ time, they will be operating a similar level of service as they are now and will be staffed accordingly.