Meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Wednesday, 23 November 2016, Webcast Recording. CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. CTTC National Director Kevin Traynor in attendants.
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Agenda: A vision for Public Transport (including levels of subvention) with a focus on the Greater Dublin Area (resumed)
National Conference for all Coach and Bus Operators
The first National Conference for all Coach and Bus Operators throughout Ireland was held in the Plaza Hotel, Killarney on Saturday the 21st of November. The event was very well attended, with Guest Speakers from the RSA, HSA, Close Brothers Finance, Mercedes Benz. There was also a guest appearance from Michael Healy-Rae TD.
CTTC Press Release on Commission Decision in relation to EU Complaint
“CTTC welcomes the Decision by the European Commission following a seven year investigation that “the Commission considers that the annual operating compensation for urban, suburban and regional bus services until 30th November 2009 and the financing of new buses confer a selective economic advantage on Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus, since they relieve those undertakings of expenses they would normally have to bear in the operation of their business, which they could have not obtained under normal market conditions.”
“The CTTC also welcomes the fact that the Commission will now initiate a dialogue under the “appropriate measures procedure” with the State in order to ensure compliance of the school transport scheme with EU State Aid rules.