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Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … Continue reading

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Public have less than three-weeks to safeguard Belfast’s bus lanes and bus services

Drivers’ union urges public to bombard Department for Infrastructure email over opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis Questions must be asked over how unelected civil servants can reverse decades of public transport policy with minimal consultation June … Continue reading

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Bus services to be diverted away from Lagmore View for foreseeable future after recent spate of attacks

Latest attack demonstrates that there are some who, for whatever reason, are determined to stop buses from operating in estate Drivers commend efforts of local community representatives to attempt to address ongoing attacks April 15th: Unite Regional Officer Davy Thompson … Continue reading

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Translink workers stand ready to defend public transport services against impact of austerity cuts

Northern Ireland’s public transport faces a ‘perfect storm’ between private sector cherry-picking of profitable routes and chronic underfunding Union seeks urgent meeting with Translink management and Department for Infrastructure officials to identify status of threat to bus routes January 23rd: … Continue reading

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Private sector cherry-picking of express bus routes threatens integrity of NI public transport

Public transport facing ‘perfect storm’ of threats as Hannon Coach targets profit-making bus routes across Northern Ireland License application will undermine cross-subsidisation model sustaining Northern Ireland’s public transport system January 11th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on … Continue reading

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