Dublin Bus has today announced that it will be introducing a number of new policies for all it’s routes in an attempt to change people’s perceptions of public transport and to increase passenger numbers.
A recent study undertaken by the transport company showed that there are a number of problems the general public has with the service and they are making a serious effort to addresses these issues and resolve them.
The new policies are aimed at getting an older, more mature crowd onto the buses and to change the perception many have of public transport.
Research showed that the older age groups tend to use their cars rather than take public transport. This is adding to city centre traffic levels, global warming and costing the company millions per year.
The new policies will see bouncers placed on the doors of every single bus in the city and they will be refusing people entry on a number of issues.
Firstly Dublin Bus will now be an over 21s transport service and anyone under the age will be asked to use their bikes or horses as modes of transport. Horses and bikes are environmentally sound and many Dublin Bus users under 21 have one, if not both.
People will also be refused from Dublin Bus for wearing runners, tracksuits and hoodies. Again this is a direct move to try and improve the look and feel of the service and make it more appealing to the older demographic.
Photographers will also be hired on all the routes to take snaps of you and your friends on the bus during the day. These will be posted to their Facebook page where people will be able to tag themselves and share their transport memories through social media.
Children won’t be allowed on the bus service at all as they pose a significant risk to noise pollution and keeping in line with international agreements, every effort must be made to reduce pollution of any kind.
Dublin Bus will be launching the revamped service in the next few weeks. They will also be running a launch competition, offering a lucky winner guest-list passes and reserved seating on any route, for them and 3 of their friends.