Longford village selected to trial ‘rural taxi’ service

A Longford village will receive its very own rural hackney service in the coming weeks.

Cullyfad has been selected as one of fifteen areas to receive a license to start its own “REXI” service.

The position will be advertised in the coming weeks, and the chosen applicant will receive a €8,000 grant and can advertise the hackney service.

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The driver must provide their own car and license and will be working with Rural transport Ireland and Longford Westmeath Rural Transport

Longford Cathaoirleach Micheál Carrigy describes the financial incentives in place for the driver: