The National Transport Authority has set out a series of short, medium and long term objectives to improve bus services in Sligo town and county.
It follows recent meetings between representatives of the NTA and Sligo County Council.
The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara Mulvey has told OceanFM news that he expects ‘positive results’ from the council’s ongoing engagement with NTA.
Two recent meetings were organised following a resolution agreed at the December meeting of the council
Cllr Mulvey says the provision of bus services is one of the most important and topical issues for communities all over the country, and has featured regularly on the agendas for council and municipal district meetings.
A delegation of councillors held their second virtual meeting with the NTA on Monday last, following an initial meeting on the 1st February.
Among the many issues discussed at the meeting were services to the Carraroe Retail Park, the Sligo Town bus network, services to the Treacy Avenue/Maugheraboy, Oakfield and Caltragh areas, and the Strandhill Road service
The meeting also discussed proposals for the Local Link service and the provision of bus shelters at various locations throughout the county.
The NTA has now set out a number of short, medium and long term objectives to improve services.
Among the short term objectives are plans to widen access to existing routes with new stops.
It also hopes to improve services to rural settlements where opportunities exist.
The service to the Maugheraboy area will be reviewed, and the NTA confirmed it will consider the needs of all suburbs on the north and south of Sligo town.
Cllr Dara Mulvey chaired the recent meetings between councillors and the NTA.
Cllr Mulvey says it was agreed that a further meeting with the NTA to review progress will be held in early June.