Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Revised National Development Plan: Discussion
Ms Graham knows the profile of the customers on Local Link and bus services generally of which I am a very strong advocate. It is somewhat easier to get students and younger people before they move towards having personal vehicles. If we can grab them at a certain stage we may ensure we are not looking at a modal shift in the future and they will be harnessed and retained as public transport users. The sooner and quicker we can get into their use of electronic equipment. the better. This includes all of the social media activity. I know some of this is for the operators but if we are to be successful in ensuring the next generation is far more conscious of public transport than perhaps my generation then it really has to be user-friendly with regard to how they live their lives versus the rest of us. I do not suggest Ms Graham is in my age bracket.