The Council meets in the Transport Sector in order to make decisions on common policies and approaches in areas such as co-operation on strategic transport planning including road and rail infrastructure and public transport services and road and rail safety.
The initial agreed work programme includes:
1.  Strategic Transport Planning
  • Review and updating of transport policy for the island of Ireland taking account of the requirements of the Trans-European Network and covering
              *the national road network
              *the mainline rail network
              *cross border bus services
              *sustainable transport management
              *co-ordination of transport aspects of EU cross-border programmes
              *development of plans for specific cross-border projects.
2.  Road and Rail Safety
Experience of road and rail safety programmes.
  • Road and rail safety targets and priorities.
  • The possibility of harmonisation of road and rail safety reporting and information systems and mutual recognition of driving disqualifications, penalty points, etc.
  • The possibility of joint road safety campaigns and educational initiatives where this would lead to economies of scale.
  • The  development of common rail safety standards and criteria and a common regulatory framework for rail safety.
  • Co-operation between the Railway Inspectorates North and South.·
You can view Transport Sector Joint Communiques in the Publications section.

Contact Details

Department of the Environment
Goodwood House
44-58 May Street
Town Parks

Telephone: (028/048) 9054 0540
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Email: enquiries@doeni.gov.uk
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Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
44 Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Telephone: 00 353 (0)1 670 7444
Fax: 00 353 (0)1 670 9633
Email: customerservice@dttas.ie
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Department for Regional Development
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street

Telephone: (028/048) 9054 0540
Fax: (028/048) 9052 1169
Email: cmb@drdni.gov.uk
Website: www.drdni.gov.uk
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