Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008

71.

Demand management.

71.— (1) The Authority shall pursue the implementation of demand management measures in the GDA.

(2) The Authority may make a demand management scheme for the GDA setting out the measures which it proposes to take itself or through public transport authorities or other persons to implement demand management measures.

(3) The Authority may, notwithstanding any enactment, other rules of law or, in the case of a company any provision contained in the memorandum and articles of association of that company, give a direction to a public transport authority in relation to the implementation of demand management measures.

(4) ( a) The Authority may issue guidelines to public transport authorities or to other public bodies in relation to the implementation of demand management measures.

( b) In this subsection “public body” means Minister of the Government or any body established by or under statute.

(5) The Authority may allocate moneys and make payments to public transport authorities or other persons in relation to demand management measures.

(6) The Authority shall keep under review—

( a) existing and future transport demand in the GDA,

( b) the effectiveness of demand management measures in operation under this section,

( c) policies, practices and technologies in relation to demand management in other jurisdictions, and

( d) the effectiveness of the provisions of this Act and any other relevant statutory provisions, in relation to demand management measures,

and may from time to time submit to the Minister such proposals in relation to additional measures as it considers necessary or desirable and which would require additional statutory powers to implement.

(7) In this section “demand management measures” means measures which promote a reduction in the total amount of travel or reduced growth in the total amount of travel and includes measures to—

( a) reduce the need to travel,

( b) reduce the use of mechanically propelled vehicles and particularly private cars,

( c) increase travel by public transport, bicycle or on foot as an alternative to the private car,

( d) encourage travel at less congested periods other than by means of a congestion charge, and

( e) reduce trip length.