Friday, April 17, 2015

Public meeting on new bus services

A public meeting will be held in Teach Diarmada, Castledermot, next Tuesday night at 8pm to discuss proposed new public service bus routes and times which will serve Kilcullen as well as other villages between here and Castledermot, writes Brian Byrne.

This follows recent meetings with the Minister for Transport Pascal Donohoe and the CEO of the National Transport Authority (NTA) and delegations from the Castledermot Community Action group who have been very active on the issue.

The Minister has confirmed that two new Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus routes will be put in place to cater for the needs of people in Castledermot, Moone, Timolin, Ballitore, Usk and Kilcullen.

Deputy Martin Heydon says this commitment is 'a vital investment in rural South Kildare' and he has asked that as many people as possible attend the public meeting. to discuss what times would be most suitable to local residents for any new routes.

PSO routes are state funded routes which are put in place when it is determined that commercial operators are not providing a service in an area where there is a need for such a service.