National Transport Authority

About National Transport Authority

The National Transport Authority is a statutory non-commercial body, which operates under the aegis of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. It was established on foot of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008.

While it was originally conceived as a transport authority for the Greater Dublin Area under the 2008 Act, it was renamed the National Transport Authority in the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009. The 2009 Act, theTaxi Regulation Act 2013, and various Statutory Instruments have greatly extended the Authority’s functions and geographic remit. There remain some specific additional functions in respect of infrastructure and the integration of transport and land use planning in the Greater Dublin Area, reflecting the particular public transport and traffic management needs of the Eastern region of the country comprising approximately 40% of the State’s population and economic activity.

During 2013 the Authority’s taxi regulation functions continued to be governed by the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 pending the making of a Ministerial Order under the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 providing for the repeal of the 2003 Act and the commencement of the provisions of the 2013 Act.

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