TFI Local Link Mayo launch its 3-year strategy document which is the result of an extensive strategic planning process. The strategy came about after months of long planning among the board of directors, the TFI Local Link Mayo team, state agencies, community and voluntary representatives and transport operators delivering services under the TFI network in Mayo.
Of particular importance to the plan was assessing the results of an extensive community consultation process and community survey between 2019 and 2020. 98% of respondents were satisfied with the delivery of TFI Local Link Services in Mayo. However, the process identified the need for the development of increased local DRT services. In addition, more high frequency services to main towns around the county was identified as well as tailored services such as community cars, car sharing to respond to the needs of more isolated areas. The feedback from the community was critical to the strategic plan.
Speaking about the launch the Orlagh Denney (Chairperson) said “Despite an intensely challenging year for transport services resulting from the global pandemic. I’m delighted with how our team under the leadership of Sarah Togher (Manager) worked together to focus on the company and its future direction.” Orlagh went on to say “The strategy is ambitious and it will be a huge task to implement, however, it is a road map with a clear vision for rural transport in Mayo over the next three years and beyond. I look forward to working with the team and stakeholders to achieve the objectives set”.
Orlagh continued “I would like to thank Alan McAdam, MCA Consulting for his facilitation role, support and preparation of the strategic plan. South Mayo LEADER Company, the LCDC and the National Transport Authority for the financial support which enabled the process”.
The plan identified a number of community-driven purposes that will sustain TFI Local Link current services, good governance, innovation, community and state partnerships, patron services, and more.
The priorities set out in the TFI Local Link Mayo strategic plan will be implemented through a clear work programme overseen by the subcommittee and board.