Benefits of being a CTTC member
The CTTC is the leading voice for the independent bus or coach company in the Republic of Ireland. We are the 'go to' organisation when Government or other agencies want to engage with our sectors. If you would like to have a say in the important issues that face you as an individual company, and as an industry, you will need to join the CTTC.
Some of our recent lobbying includes:
- The CTTC represented all private operators on the board of the Integrated Ticketing project.
- The CTTC represents all private operators in relation to the Real Time Passenger Information project.
- The CTTC operated the Failte Ireland coach approvals system for more than a decade. In recent years Failte Ireland brought the approvals process in-house, and the CTTC advised on the new process.
- The CTTC is leading the lobby for all PSO (Public Service Obligation) bus services to be tendered among private operators.
- The CTTC led the lobby against the School Transport contract being directly awarded to Bus Eireann instead of being tendered among all interested parties.
- The CTTC led the campaign to allow private bus and coach companies let-off their passengers at Dublin Airport's T2.
- The CTTC leads the ongoing campaign for more coach parking spaces in Dublin. This has lead to new spaces near the O2 and Guinness Storehouse, and a study on the issue by the National Transport Authority which we hope is the first step towards a new bus station and coach park for Dublin.
- The CTTC leads the campaign for lower fuel prices for coach and bus companies.
Other membership benefits include:
- Free legal advice from an experienced solicitor on transport issues.
- Regular (almost daily) updates on news of the industry.
- Regular meetings that provide news, networking opportunities and opportunities to address industry concerns.
- Invitations to hear guest speakers with information about the industry.
- Opportunity to sit on the CTTC's Executive (decision-making) committee.
- Regular trips to places of interest to transport and tourism operators, usually at little or no cost. Recent visits include: The Giant's Causeway to inspect coach parking arrangements; Wrightbus factory in Ballymena to see their production lines; Waterford Crystal to see their new tourism attraction; Bunratty Castle and Folkpark to understand their tourism offering; the Ring of Kerry to visit the Avoca facility and stay at the Lake Hotel in Killarney; Irish Commercials premises in Naas to learn about the Volvo offering; Thomond Park and the Foynes Flying Boat Museum to update ourselves on new tourism products. Our next trip will be to Spain to visit the Sunsundegui factory.