The proposal is to extend temporarily the maximum permissible age for taxis and hackneys such that no current vehicle licence holder is forced out of the industry because a replacement vehicle cannot be purchased in the current exceptional geopolitical, climate challenge and restricted supply environments. All documentation relating to the proposals can be found at the links below.
Recognising the current restricted supply environments, NTA proposes the following:
- enactment of the Small Public Service Vehicle (Contingency Measure – Vehicle Supply) (Maximum Permissible Age) Regulations 2022, as a temporary exceptional contingency provision, to permit SPSVs with a current final operation date in 2023 and 2024 to operate for a period beyond the maximum permissible age set out in Regulation 31 of the Taxi Regulation (Small Public Service Vehicle) Regulations 2015 (as may be amended);
- phasing out these temporary exceptional contingency Regulations from 2025 for the oldest extended life vehicles (15 and 20 years) to ensure an easier transition back to those appropriate Regulation 31 SPSV age limits; and
- a review of the suitability of the exceptional contingency Regulations at the end of 2023.
Submissions and Consultation Report
Submissions should be made by selecting the "Next Page" option at the bottom of this webpage.
If you are unable to complete the online consultation form, written submissions to the public consultation may be made by post: SPSV Regulatory Consultation, National Transport Authority, PO Box 436, City North Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway.
All submissions will be considered by the NTA Board. The public consultation report, including submissions, will be published on NTA’s website.
Public Consultation Period
The public consultation is open until noon on Wednesday 12 October 2022.
Documents and Draft Regulations