The National Transport Authority is responsible for licensing bus routes, contracting for public transport services and funding bus and rail travel services for economic or social reasons. They consider submissions from companies that provide subsidised services, and approve fare levels for these services.
Details of exact fare changes for Galway city bus services and regional bus services are not yet available. But overall:
- City and stage-coach (ie regional) service fares will increase by 5.4%
- Weekly 10-trip fares on provincial city, commuter and local services will increase by 5.1%
- Annual tax saver tickets on provincial city, commuter and local bus services will increase by 3%