WIT Press


Issues Associated With Planning, Implementing, Managing And Operating Public Transport Projects In Ireland

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT130071

Volume

130

Pages

11

Page Range

79 - 89

Published

2013

Size

122 kb

Author(s)

R. Byrne Murray, M. Murphy & A. Ahern

Abstract

Whilst considering the context to which public transport is planned in Ireland and internationally, the research has been concerned with studying the methodology and the roles of key stakeholders for the planning, implementation, management and operation of public transport projects in order to gauge the efficiency and suitability of the Irish planning process in relation to our international counterparts The paper will present principal findings from structured interviews undertaken with key stakeholders involved in the Irish process and will provide a basis for debating the issues raised as a consequence of these interviews. Key issues raised include: 1) the possible complexity of the planning process in Ireland; 2) the role of political agendas in the decision making process; and 3) the governance and institutional arrangements for planning public transport projects in Ireland in contrast with other international countries. Keywords: public transport planning, institutional arrangements, governance, political agendas, public transport decision making, planning process, Irish planning, transport planning issues, stakeholders, planning complexities.

Keywords

Keywords: public transport planning, institutional arrangements, governance, political agendas, public transport decision making, planning process, Irish planning, transport planning issues, stakeholders, planning complexities.