Bus Eireann issue statement regarding school transport scheme in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty In a statement in response to criticism of its concessionary Bus Scheme, the company said that over the last five years demand has increased every year for the service – on a concessionary basis – from Letterkenny Post Primary centre area.There was a shortage of concessionary seats last year and the situation is the same this year.Bus Éireann says it has 53 concessionary seats available and there were 76 pupils requesting seats this year.Existing families don’t get preference over new pupils when it comes to concessionary seats as is clearly stated in the terms.The company says however that a review of the scheme is currently been undertaken at the Department of Education and Skills.Bus Éireann operates the Post Primary School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education & Skills (DoES), in accordance with the rules and criteria of the scheme laid down by the Department and outlined on the websites of Bus Éireann and DoES.Bus Eireann says that the availability of concessionary transport may vary from year to year, is not available on public scheduled services, and cannot be guaranteed for the duration of a child’s Post Primary school education cycle. By admin – August 23, 2016 Pinterest Previous articleSchool public transport system in Donegal slammed by former CouncillorNext articlePolice issue warning about the use of illegal diazepam drugs admin Google+ WhatsApp 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Google+ Bus Eireann issue statement regarding school transport scheme in Donegal Facebook Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more