School bus row bad for Fingal
Fingal families are likely to be adversely affected by a Dublin Bus School Transport decision to end contracts with Express Bus.
A Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal has voiced his concern for the students and families impacted by Dublin Bus School Transport’s decision to terminate bus contracts with Express Bus, last week.
Deputy Alan Farrell TD said: Many parents, guardians, students and indeed the wider school communities of impacted schools are understandably concerned by the implications of the decision by Dublin Bus School Transport to terminate its contracts with Bus Express.’
The local Fine Gael TD added: ‘I understand that there are sufficient grounds to warrant this decision by Dublin Bus School Transport.
‘However, the short notice provided will have left many families in difficult positions in relation to ensuring students can make it to and from their school.’
Deputy Farrell explained: ‘‘I understand that parents have been advised to make their own arrangements with regard to school transport.
‘This is unacceptable.’ He added: ‘‘It is vital that action is taken to provide students with an alternative mode of transport to and from school, as a matter of urgency.’
Deputy Farrell concluded: ‘As the local Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, I will be raising the concerns of parents and students, and the need to support affected families with the Minister for Education and Skills.’
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