Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008

10.

General objectives of Authority.

F9 [ 10 . In exercising its functions the Authority shall seek to achieve the following objectives

( a ) the development of an integrated transport system which contributes to environmental sustainability and social cohesion and promotes economic progress,

( b ) the provision of a well-functioning, attractive, integrated and safe public transport system of services and networks for all users,

( c ) improved access to the transport system and, in particular, to public passenger transport services by persons with disabilities,

( d ) increased use of the public transport system,

F10 [ ( e ) regulated competition in the provision of licensed public bus passenger services in the public interest,

( f ) the objectives set out in section 9 of the Act of 2003, ]

( g ) increased recourse to cycling and walking as means of transport, and

( h ) value for money. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F9

Substituted (1.12.2009) by Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 (37/2009), s. 29(1)(c), S.I. No. 466 of 2009.

F10

Substituted (1.01.2011) by Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 (37/2009), s. 29(1)(c), S. I. 615 of 2010.

Modifications (not altering text):

C7

Application of section extended (1.12.2010) by Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 (37/2009), s. 10, S.I. No. 566 of 2010.

General provisions for the consideration of applications for grant of licences.

10.— (1) In considering an application for the grant of a licence the Authority, having regard to the general objectives established under section 10 of the Act of 2008—

( a) shall take account of the demand or potential demand that exists for the public bus passenger services to which the application refers having regard to the needs of consumers and any existing public bus passenger services on or in the vicinity of the route to be served by the proposed public bus passenger services, and

( b) save where the application is in respect of a category of licence where the Authority deems it not to be appropriate, shall take account of any or all of the following:

(i) the need to provide a well-functioning, attractive, competitive, integrated and safe public transport system of services and networks for all users,

(ii) the need for the preservation of good order and safety on public roads,

(iii) the impact a proposed public bus passenger service would have on public passenger transport services that are subject to a public transport services contract under Part 3, Chapter 2 of the Act of 2008 on or in the vicinity of the proposed route,

(iv) the contribution the proposed public bus passenger service would have in achieving an increase in the availability of public transport services for the public,

(v) the National Spatial Strategy,

(vi) the Sustainable Travel and Transport Action Plan for Ireland,

(vii) relevant regional planning guidelines under Chapter III of Part II of the Act of 2000,

(viii) Transport 21 or any subsequent capital investment framework for transport published by the Minister or Government,

(ix) demographic, economic and social trends,

(x) national and regional tourism strategies and plans, and

(xi) local authority development plans.