The Tramore man at the head of Bus Eireann says the company’s new Waterford City service will be launched in the coming weeks.
Bus Eireann recently beat out competition from five other bidders to be awarded the contract to provide public transport in Waterford City.
A fleet of 17 new buses, which are low-emission and disability friendly will be brought into operation.
Tramore native Stephen Kent was appointed CEO of Bus Eireann at the end of October. He says he hopes to see the company grow in Waterford. He told WLR News that “there will be a lot of increased frequency including weekend services”.
Stephen Kent says the new vehicles have been designed to be more accessible for people with disabilities. He says that groups had input in the design process to ensure that the colours could be seen by visually impaired people.
Stephen Kent says they want to make public transport more affordable. “Particularly as you can see fuel prices at the pump moving the way it is. People will make a choice and decide whether public transport gives them that alternative.”