Dublin Corporation looks for fresh ways to deal with the city's traffic problems.

A team of experts in the field of traffic and transport are set to examine the transport network in the greater Dublin area.

The appointment of the transport planning consultants was made today at City Hall as the Traffic Sub-Committee of Dublin Corporation met with representatives of Dublin Bus, private bus operators and taxi drivers to hear their views.

Dublin Bus maintain that they provide an efficient service but the private bus operators group PAMBO say the service is outdated and requires an overhaul. Director general of PAMBO Richard O'Byrne tells RTÉ News that private bus companies have a role to play here,

We must modernise our public transport and we are prepared to contribute in that area.

A spokesman for the Irish Taxi Federation told the meeting there was no room for more taxis in Dublin, and that Dublin Bus and not PAMBO should operate a late night bus service.

An RTÉ News broadcast on 24 February in 1992. The reporter is Lorraine Smith.