Hackney service will be rolled out in Glencar next month

Minister of State of Gaeilge, Sean Kyne; Micheál Ó hÉanaigh, Chief Executive, Údarás na Gaeltachta; and Minister for State Brendan Griffin at the launch of a blueprint for the revitalisation of the Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht in south Kerry. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan/NO REPRO /FREE PIC

A low-cost hackney service will be rolled out in Glencar next month.

12 Local Link areas are to receive grants under the pilot scheme across the country, as part of the National Transport Authority’s plans to combat rural isolation.

Under the scheme, low-cost hackney facilities will be rolled out as a subsidised service, which will not impact existing commercial operators.

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, says it’s great news for people in Glencar.

 

Minster Griffin also says a community car initiative in Mid Kerry has been wildly successful since its inception.

The Kerry TD was speaking about LIFT, a pilot scheme which offers free transport to people in the Keel and Castlemaine areas.

He says the scheme carried almost 3,000 passengers over the first seven months.