Public Transport Regulation Act 2009



2.— In this Act—

“Act of 1932” means Road Transport Act 1932;

“Act of 1986” means Transport (Re-organisation of Córas Iompair Éireann) Act 1986;

“Act of 1993” means Roads Act 1993;

“Act of 2000” means Planning and Development Act 2000;

“Act of 2003” means Taxi Regulation Act 2003;

“Act of 2006” means Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006;

“Act of 2008” means Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008;

“Authority” means Dublin Transport Authority, until the day appointed as the appointed day for the purposes of section 30, and from that day National Transport Authority;

“bus” means a mechanically propelled vehicle F1[or combination of vehicles] designed for travel by road having seating accommodation for more than 9 persons (including the driver);

“Commission” means Commission for Taxi Regulation;

“dissolution day” means the day appointed by the Minister by order under section 31 for the dissolution of the Commission for Taxi Regulation;

“GDA” means Greater Dublin Area;

“licence” means a licence to provide a public bus passenger service granted under Part 2, other than a licence granted under the Road Transport Act 1932 or an international service provided under international agreements or extant EU legislation or rules;

“international service” means a service authorised under Council Regulation (EEC) No. 684/92 of 16 March 1992 on common rules for the international carriage of passengers by coach and bus or the Agreement on the International Carriage of Passengers by Road by means of Occasional Coach and Bus Services (ASOR), or the Agreement on the international occasional carriage of passengers by coach and bus (Interbus Agreement) or any other International Agreement relating to bus passenger services between the State and other countries;

“Minister” means Minister for Transport;


“public bus passenger service” means the use of a bus or buses travelling wholly or mainly on public roads for the carriage of passengers in such a manner that—

(a) each journey is open to use by members of the public,

(b) a charge or charges are paid in respect of each passenger, and

(c) save where the Authority otherwise determines,

(i) the service is provided on a regular and scheduled basis, and

(ii) carriage is provided for passengers between specified terminal points or along a specified route or otherwise in accordance with a published timetable,

and is not a bus service solely for carrying children to or from school;

“public transport services contract” has the meaning assigned to it by section 47 of the Act of 2008;

“public road” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1993;

“public service obligation” has the meaning assigned to it by section 47 of the Act of 2008;

“road passenger transport operator’s licence” means a national or international road passenger transport operator’s licence within the meaning of section 2 of the Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006;

“Transport 21” means the capital investment framework published by the Minister in November 2005.




Inserted (20.03.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 19, S.I. No. 147 of 2014.


Deleted (22.10.2018) by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (16/2018), s. 18(2) and sch. 3 ref. no. 15, S.I. No. 436 of 2018.