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Transport Authority for Dublin

Dublin is going to have a transport authority, to sort out the mess on the roads and trains. Margaret O’Mahoney of Trinity College has been appointed to get the whole thing set up.

It isn’t clear what the Transport Authority is supposed to do. Is it going to run public transport, as Transport for London does , or is it going to be a hands-off regulator, like telecomms watchdog ComReg. Personally, I think it needs to be the former, but I have a feeling we’re going to end up with the latter.

One area I am interested in is public transport information. Maps, timetables real-time information and so on are an important part of modern infrastructure.

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