How to Engage with RPA in Public Consultation

Open Days

RPA holds Open Days at different stages of a projects development. These are usually held in local authority civic offices or other suitable local venues.

- A notification of Open Days may be posted to individuals in the catchment area of a project.

- A Newspaper advertisement is placed in one of the national or local newspapers detailing times and locations for Open Days.

- A notification is sent to anyone registered on the RPA Public Consultation Database for this project.

- RPA publish all dates, times and locations for Open Days on this website.

At Open Days RPA staff meet the public who are encouraged to offer their inputs on the project. RPA make available to the public relevant information for public consumption pertaining to the project at that phase.

Website

Our website contains as much information as possible on our projects including but not limited to Newsletters and information on the projects, details of Open Days and other public consultation initiatives, maps, artist impressions of lines in development. At any time you can also use the website to contact us or sign up for our Public Consultation Databases.

Our website can be accessed 24 hours a day and is designed to be as fully accessible to all visitors as is possible.   

E-mail

Following Open Days and at other stated times during the development of a Luas or Metro line, RPA will accept Public Consultation inputs from the public via email. This can be done via the Contact Us page on our website or directly through info@rpa.ie

At any time you can also use the website to contact us or sign up for our Public Consultation Databases. Doing this keeps you up-to-date on the latest project developments with information sent direct to you by e-mail.

Written (Letter/Mail)

RPA will accept written submissions. As with all other methods of submissions set times and dates are set on the acceptance of written inputs from the general public. RPA usually receives a large amount of written submissions following Open Days or other Public Consultation initiatives.

For Public Consultation RPA has a Freepost address so sending your letter will not cost you anything, no stamp is requried. Write to us at the following address; PR Department, RPA, Parkgate Street, FREEPOST, Dublin 8. 

At any time you can also use the website to contact us or sign up for our Public Consultation Databases. Doing this keeps you up-to-date on the latest project developments with information sent direct to you by e-mail or post.

Telephone

RPA provide a Freephone telephone number (1800 67 64 64) on which you can request additional information on any project. The Freephone is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or alternatively you can leave us a message and we will respond quickly.

Individual

Individuals are invited to contribute to the Public Consultation process on projects by RPA. We give equal consideration to submissions from individuals as we do to submissions from groups, organisations or businesses. We are happy to meet individuals to discuss in detail their input to the Public Consultation Process.

Groups

As with individuals above, RPA invite submissions to the Public Consultation process from any groups or associations who wish to actively contribute. RPA is happy to meet these groups to discuss in detail their opinions or concerns relating to a project.

Business

We in the RPA fully accept representations made by businesses in or near our light rail and metro projects. Any business can make a submission on Public Consultation about an RPA project. RPA will meet all businesses to discuss their submission.

Business Association 

RPA will also accept representations made on any project from a business association in the same manner as submissions from any other person or grouping. We have had considerable interaction with a number of business associations. RPA has found these to be very productive and helpful in helping us analyse in more detail.

Local Authority 

RPA is in continual consultation with local authorities affected by any of our projects. We involve the local authorities at different stages of planning, design and construction of our light rail and metro projects. We have constant interaction with local authorities and greatly value their contributions in helping us plan, design and build our public transport system. 

Keep Informed

If you let RPA know your views we will take them into account at the different stages of Public Consultation on a project. If you wish to keep informed on the progress of one or more of our projects we can enter you on our database. We will then keep you up-to-date on the progress of the project(s) of interest to you. You can choose to be informed by e-mail, post or SMS Text. All project updates are posted on our website as soon as they become available. Click here to Sign-Up to our Database.

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