Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Public Accounts Committee

Comptroller and Auditor General Special Report 98: Provision of School Transport

9:00 am

Mr. Seán Ó Foghlú:

We are looking at three counties. We have done an initial digitalisation with Bus Éireann and we have engaged a company to examine that. The company in question will look at the routes, at the issue we have been discussing and at whether the double tendering for the double route has been effective. All of those issues will be examined. It is an external challenge to Bus Éireann's expertise in the context of its transport management. This will be the first time we have done it. We are going to trial it first in three counties and, depending on the outcome, we are considering taking it further.